I have a 10 month old HP laptop with Intel Centrino 740 , 1GB ram that has begun to overheat very quickly when occassionally playing games and doing simply things like web surfing. The laptop is used for all things other than playing games.
If I play a game for about 5 minutes or websurf rapidly the cooling fan will cut in and will not stop for about 10 minutes after i stop using the laptop.And in extreme moments when the laptop is very hot it will just shut down without any warning. Yesterday the laptop shut down on me 3 times when i played a game for about 5 minutes.Also, web surfing within Firefox's mutiple tabs can sometimes cause the fan to run non stop for many minutes.
I would be grateful if anyone has any advice/opinions/comments about this problem.