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My laptop keeps shutting itself down. It seems like it is overheating but I don't think it is. It generally happens when online or watching a DVD.

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It most likely is a heat issue. While watching movies or having many\015\012open windows/tabs in a browser, a laptop can\015\012get very hot as it uses more cpu power. At a certain temperature,\015\012usually noted in your computer's Bios, your computer will reboot or\015\012shutdown automatically to help ensure you don't fry your processor. If\015\012you're familiar with going into your Bios, see what that temperature is\015\012for your own records. Plus, at your own risk, you can usually change it\015\012if you believe it to be too low.
\015\012To check if it is a heat issue I recommend any of\015\012the\015\012below 100% free, no spyware, no viruses, no adware programs. Use the\015\012software and keep an eye on the temperature before watching a movie,\015\012during, and after. Also check temps when online. Depending on the processor, I'd say anything over\015\01260/65 degrees celsius will start causing issues (fan speed will\015\012increase, computer will slow down, etc). If it is a heat issue, buy a\015\012laptop cooler if you don't already use one and try not to block any of\015\012the vents on the laptop.
\015\012\015\012Real Temp
\015\012\015\012Core Temp
\015\012Also note that you can check your 'CPU Usage' by hitting\015\012Control-Alt-Delete (brings up the task manager) and then clicking on\015\012'Performance'. Anything over 60% will typically create a lot of heat.\015\012Between 5-30% is normal.
I would fully support techie9 but add that it may be possible to help yourself with the aid of a can of compressed air that is designed for cleaning computers.
\015\012It is quite possible that you may also have a build up of dust bunnies (yup they can hide in the smallest of holes)
\015\012Based on actual experience I have found that a lot of the newer laptops cooling systems are prone to build up.
\015\012A quick and often worthwhile fix is to use one of these cans to blow any bunnies right out of there. Don't be afraid of long bursts but never pus the actual nozzle into the machine. take time to blow each and every orifice. If you see the bunnies you know for sure. and for $3.00 or less its also a good way to clean keyboards etc.
\015\012I do recommend doing this sort of thing outside so the bunnies can roam free and breed elsewhere. I also pride myself on the use of safety glasses when doing this.
\015\012If it fixes the issue but it reappears in a few months it may be worth taking a look at either doing a proper job yourself or taking it to the local repair shop for a proper clean out.
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