So I was running Wow the other day + a full screened 1080p youtube video on my 2nd screen.
My laptop had the power plug in and all of the sudden it shuts down, instantly, like if you pull a power plug from a desktop.
I have an Alienware M14x R1 (19 months old), which is infamous for overheating, so I downloaded Speedfan to see how hot my CPU/GPU got.
GPU: 90 C while running WoW
Core 0-3 on average: 96 C while running WoW
Obviously way too hot, so I looked for solutions:
- get a cooling pad (?)
- reapply cooling paste.
Well, I don't want to purchase a cooling pad before trying to put on some new cooling paste.
My question is: is this hard to do, or more importantly, is it SMART to using YouTube videos as guidelines. Can I get it done at a computer store?
P.S. I have been experiencing a drop in performance while playing WoW the last month, can this problem be the culprit perhaps?