Stupid facebook aps!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by shelleyd2008, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Apparently these take a lot of 'umph' (for lack of a better word) from my laptop. I don't know how many times my laptop has crashed (completely turned off) when I was playing a game on one of the aps! How can I get it to quit? Right now, I'm sitting on my bed with a small fan between my thighs, pointing at the bottom of my laptop [​IMG] It seems to overheat pretty badly when I'm using facebook aps.
     
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  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Despite being laptops they still need to have air circulation. Keeping them on your laps/legs restricts the airflow and contributes to overheating.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I put a book on my lap and the laptop on the book. It helps a lot.

    My laptop has burst into flames a few times and it's gotten hot too.
     
  4. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    I heard that if you are drinking a McFlurry and enjoying a Dilly Bar, your laptop will remain cool merely by your secondary frost.

    Well, maybe that's just an urban myth.

    I may have even just made it up right now.

    Who knows? [​IMG] It sure won't hurt to try.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Normally I have my legs crossed with the laptop setting on my knees, so it gets plenty of air circulation. It just gets too hot. I bought a laptop desk and a cooling fan, but it's not working. Now since I've figured out that the fan was upside down, maybe it will work better. We'll see....
     
  6. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe if you get upside down....
     
  7. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Quote:Normally I have my legs crossed with the laptop setting on my knees, so it gets plenty of air circulation. It just gets too hot. I bought a laptop desk and a cooling fan, but it's not working. Now since I've figured out that the fan was upside down, maybe it will work better. We'll see....

    Hope so.

    My laptop has the cooling fan at the edge so unless I have it on a hard flat surface the fan gets blocked.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Normally I have my legs crossed with the laptop setting on my knees, so it gets plenty of air circulation. It just gets too hot. I bought a laptop desk and a cooling fan, but it's not working. Now since I've figured out that the fan was upside down, maybe it will work better. We'll see....

    Hope so.

    My laptop has the cooling fan at the edge so unless I have it on a hard flat surface the fan gets blocked.

    Mine is on the back-left corner, but it still gets too hot. I make sure not to block it, but it's not enough.
     
  9. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    Quote:Sounds good to me [​IMG]
     
  10. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I have always used a "chill mat" under my laptop. It gets power from USB and runs 2 fans under the laptop, plus elevates it for better airflow underneath. Cost about $25 at Wal-Mart, might could be had for cheaper online.

    My Toshiba laptop was my main computer for 3 years and I probably spent 99% of my free time gaming on it (although not FB apps specifically) I also was careful to turn off my computer at night, not just leave it in standby mode. I think it needs the rest to cool completely between uses.

    It never crashed! I think I saw blue screen maybe 3x in the whole 3 years that I used it daily. Crashing is generally a sign of a virus, or hardware failure, or corrupted files which could be caused by either. For that I can recommend Avira - I use the free version it's nice except for a daily pop-up, and I was happy with Stopzilla ($40/machine/year) except that it made my computer very slow on boot-up.
     

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