How come my computer freezes after 20 minutes of video chatting?

by on June 11, 2010

Q: I can video chat for the first 20 mins on MSN and then my whole computer freezes up. I have to reboot my computer every time and then does the same thing but I can only stay on for maybe 5 mins. The sound on my end is a bit choppy. My computer is a Dell Inspiron mini. What can I do to fix this?


One Response to “How come my computer freezes after 20 minutes of video chatting?”
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    How old is the laptop? One possibility is it could be over-heating. Feel the bottom when it freezes up. Is it so hot that you can’t hold your hand to it? If so then that’s bad. Make sure you’re using the latest drivers for both your video card and webcam too.