What is Sony VAIO laptop computer?

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Dear Datadoctors,

I own a Sony VAIO laptop computer. I bought it in 2003 and it has worked great until the last 6 months about. Whenever I am using it, it gets really hot, usually about 15-20 minutes after turn on. I have never had matinence done to it, nor have I ever taken it in to a shop. I bought a laptop computer fan about 3 months ago whick plugs into the USB port. Even with the fan, the computer gets very hot, sometimes too hot to touch. After it gets hot, it shuts down, often when I am in the middle of doing something. This usually takes place (the shut down) about 20-25 minutes after turn on. I have a 32 GB hard drive, yet I only have 4 remaining. Could it have something to do with my memory, or maybe the inside of the computer is not clean and venting heat out properly. Please let me know about what I should do.

Thanks,

Zak

Answer

This question was answered on July 20, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Although I have not used a Sony labtop computer, it is often said amomg the PC world that Sony has not been known for making the best labtops I looked at several forums and blog sites that reported similar problems with Sony labtops From what i found, the design of the mainboard is really old and is not able to support todays modern processors As a result, Sony notebooks tend to overheat and shut down after some time There is no known solution for this problem In the future i would recommend buying another brand of laptop computer, at least until Sony fixes the problems with its current models.

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Posted by adam of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on July 20, 2005