Hi, I bought a 17" Packard Bell Laptop a few months ago from PC World. It's running on AMD II Turian Dual Core 2.20. A couple of nights ago I was using it on my lap to encode some video and it got too hot and switched itself off, my leg was partially covering one of the intake vents. Since then I have installed a CPU temp monitor and when browsing it runs at around 65-75C and when doing intensive work it shoots up to the high 90s. This seems very high to me but I don't know for certain as I can't find any temp info about the CPU. Anybody know what the normal temp ranges should be for a laptop of this type? The monitor seems to think its max temp is 100C and I've quite often seen it at 99C. It's currently on 98C but I am also downloading on Usenet at mo. Could the CPU have come loose from the heatsink?
BTW I know PB sucks, but for the spec it was cheap.