I had a gamer laptop from CyberPower (AMD chip) that was heating up a whole lot. They had a 1 year warranty and after putting up with it for almost a year, I decided to send it back to them. They reseated the CPU and the heat sink (the gel or goo or whatever was in there wrong). Now it runs cool – only warms up a small bit when running for a while.
I have a strong dislike to this PC supplier practice, of forcing one to use a proprietary OS in order to update the BIOS. IMHO it would be useful if we could find an organization that could lobby and successfully fight this practice (ie pass a law that for a notebook to be sold in a country, any BIOS support should not be dependent on a proprietary OS). Of course I can dream for ever about that, as its likely just like dreaming about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow after a fresh rainfall. :rolleyes:
I think we’ll get to that point eventually. M$ has made such a mess of everything and there are so many better and more stable OS’s out there the manufacturers will eventually have to allow BIOS updates that are OS independent.
Frankly, I wouldn’t trust windows to update a BIOS. MAC – yes, Linux – yes, but not windows. (esp. Vista)