Originally Posted by Imglidinhere
Originally Posted by billbartuska
That's strange. Intel CPUs throttle, they don't just shut down.
All CPUs will shutdown via emergency measures in either the desktop or laptop configuration. Brand means nothing here.
The thing to remember here is that not all laptops will overheat. Different machines have different cooling setups and whatnot. HP has this issue though. Bad design in general. My Alienware hasn't overheated yet, but that's for obvious reasons...
AMD CPUs just shut down, Intel CPUs throttle first to reduce load and heat. The throttling should be obvious to the user and indicates the need to reduce load and hence, not loose data.
I've had success removing "Dust bunnies" from peoples laptops It often helps, especially on laptops over a year old. I've replaced the thermal compound on a few of my own laptops (Shin Etsu. X23-7783D) with varying results. But that can be a daunting task for most people.