Definitely worth a try. If she can get her hands on a bag of ice, she could try sitting the laptop on that and see if it eliminates (or greatly delays the onset of) the problem. You have to be a little careful with this: even if the bag is well-sealed, there will be condensation. This is not a long term solution, but it can be a useful diagnostic. (This is no joke: I had a friend in a similar situation who used bags of frozen peas to keep her notebook running, rotating them through the freezer)wibeasley wrote:If hardware is the current primary suspect, it would be nice if she could blow out the vents with compressed air and/or report the temps from SpeedFan.
rogthewookiee wrote:I've been to Cambodia, it is an electronics nightmare, all hot and humid. She is not in a temperature or humidity controlled environment so I can see overheating as a possible issue.
HP G42 with an i5 M430 with 4GB RAM and W7 64bit
I picked it out very carefully at the time.
thefumigator wrote: The only thing I would check is intel graphics drivers, see if they are updated, and update skype too. And I would google a bit for possible issues with intel GMA when using skype. Not sure but maybe try another webcam.
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