Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by hikemonster, Jul 22, 2008.
Everytime I play youtube or some other streaming video, my laptop overheats. Then shuts down.
well it doesn't help that youtube sucks, or that your laptop sucks
if it's shutting down because of heat, it's hardware causing the heat.. but it could potentially be poor software somewhere causing something to overheat
blow out your vents with canned air, make sure all the vents have air
Are you sure it is overheating and not just shutting down for some other reason?
Youtube isn't overly computer intensive, compared to a game or something, so it shouldn't be doing that unless you've blocked all your vents or are using your laptop while in an oven.
Are you running Flash in Ubuntu?
disable automatic shutoff