Put the laptop on some cooling pad.
Your concern about the DVD is odd. Since it's not used during streaming it does not age any quicker than normal.
Wondering if I could get this put to rest : of late I've had only a laptop for video/ movies, and found myself streaming from the likes of Pbs video for hours at a time.
I've been told, on differing occasions, that streaming video is okay but lots of dvd use is going to wear out the dvd drive, or even worse, that hours-long streaming video use will burn up the video card (or something) in the laptop.
Any truth to the streaming warning ? Since this is the primary & only computer for all needs I suppose I could pick up a no-frills, inexpensive laptop, and just use it for the video streaming, if it would save this one...
As you can tell I'm a novice with the tech aspects. Thanks for helping clear this up.
[specs on this one: Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB /
Graphics Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family /Gaming graphics 1695 MB Total available graphics memory /Primary hard disk 140GB Free (220GB Total) System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
Display adapter type Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Total available graphics memory 1695 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1631 MB
Display adapter driver version 184.108.40.2062
Primary monitor resolution 1366x768
DirectX version DirectX 10]