Should I be concerned that my laptop gets really hot?

by on November 15, 2010

Q: I am concerned about how hot my laptop gets at times.

I have done a little bit of research, and apparently there are CPU temperature monitoring programs. I’m not sure which one is right for me, as I downloaded a few of them, and they were for different processors. According to my computer, I have “Intel(R) Pentium(R) processor M processor 1.73GHz 794 MHz, 504mb of Ram”…

What sort of program do I need?

Also, if it IS overheating consistently, I’ve heard about laptop ‘coolers’… how do they work? And what sort of one would you recommend?