i was wondering if there's a cheapish solution to my laptop getting very hot after using it for more than half an hour. i usually just use it while lying on my bed and i really notice how hot it becomes and i'm worried that it will damage the computer. firstly, how damaging is a high temperature to the laptop. and secondly, how can i solve this?
click here for the Antec Notebook Cooler. A cheaper option that may be worth a try is to put a tray or a piece of wood under the laptop, many laptops have vents on the bottom and resting it on a bed may be blocking the airflow.
If you are using the laptop on your bed, make sure that your bed-clothes are not foulling any of the holes in the base of the machine - could be that you are blocking the circulation of air. Try putting the machine on a firmer surface.