Heat problems with the 8400m GS? I read info from Notebook forums and supposedly, the 'fix' is a BIOS update. But, a point was made that the defect is hardware and so how is software going to fix it? I think that makes sense. I would not be surprised if Nvidia and the laptop manufacturers have a joint recall and offer to fix the problem by a modification in the computer. Already, on one of the notebook forums, there are posts of people creating their own 'fix' by sticking copper and thermal paste onto the nvidia chip.
Originally Posted by ethana2
I don't like options being limited and doing your own repair is something I wouldn't mind doing after owning the laptop for some number of years. But, I don't think it's something I want to do on a brand new laptop I just bought. That's why I was thinking of waiting for the new generation to come out but I'm concerned about pricing for those.
I don't game but I might want the option of using 2D and 3D graphics (Compiz, Editing photos, Photoshop-like programs, Gimp etc. etc.).