Lesson Learned...Clean Your Laptop

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I've been having trouble with my laptop shutting down unexpectedly.  After some searching online, I found out that this is a common problem with my laptop (HP ZD8000) that the fins that cool down my desktop CPU get dirty.  So I got a can of air and screwdriver and went to work.  OMFG!

Here's what was lurking in my laptop:

Dirty Laptop

Lesson learned, clean your laptop (especially if it is a desktop-replacement).  Since I have a desktop hyperthreaded CPU plus a X600 with 256 Megs of Video memory.  When I run World of Warcraft, this bad boy heats my house in the winter.  Dirt == hot == shutdown.


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