I haven't been an active member of DonationCoder (apologies) but I do enjoy reading the newsletter that comes through to my email, and was wondering if it might be possible to get some advice from people here with some problems I've been having with my 5 year old laptop.1. Laptop Overheating
: I play a very old Valve game called Team Fortress Classic (on Steam), and several months ago, my laptop would suddenly turn off mid-game.
Initially I thought it was the wireless card going awry, as every time I booted the laptop after a sudden-death, I would physically have to press the wireless button on my keyboard to 'reset' the wireless.
But after installing Notebook Hardware Control
, I am now wondering if it might be the CPU as the temperature does get rather high sometimes (80 degrees celsius) according to its monitor.
I have now attempted to 'underclock' the CPU using this program, and if I play TFC, I find that my laptop doesn't shut down suddenly, but after about 5-10 mins, my wireless connection will disconnect, only to reconnect again after about 10 seconds (effectively kicking me out of a game)
The laptop model is an NEC Versa e6000, and without knowing where the actual hardware sits, I wonder if the CPU could cause the wireless card to overheat.
If it is the CPU overheating, what would be the best way of dealing with this without using an external laptop cooler?2. Small registry problem
: In a bit to clean up my system a while ago, I started using Revo Uninstaller
to uninstall programs. Somewhere along the line I forgot to check each 'registry' entry before deleting, and now when I try to use Launchy
(application launcher) or the Start Menu - to open up e.g. 'My Computer' I receive an error:
This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folders Options control panel.
If I click on the link on my desktop to My Computer, it works just fine.
I have tried using the filefix for 'lnk' and 'cpl' reg files at Doug Knox
's site, but to no avail.
I know it's rather cheeky of me to ask for help without contributing much towards the community, but any advice would be really much appreciated!