1. Read http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6142-0.html?forumID=69&threadID=92641&messageID=1045642&tag=
2. You didn't tell if you called in the machine. Things can happen such as the fan has failed, the heatsink for the CPU isn't on proper. You need to call this in.
I've been running around asking everybody questions and nobody can seem to tell me why my Inspiron 9100 is acting so horrible. It's a Pentium 4 3.2GHz, 1Gb Ram, Radeon Mobility 9700 128Mb, 100Gb Harddrive (with only about half used).
Here's my situation. I start to play Rainbow 6 3 Raven Shield on my laptop, and the game get all slow and choppy. This same choppyness and slowness happens whenever I try and run AIM, Word, and Windows Media Player at the same time. So I figure whenever my system is being stressed it slows down. I can deal with a bit of slowness, but not the crazy amount that goes on now. It's nearly impossible to do anything with how slow this runs. The thing is, it shouldn't slow down to the degree it does. My computers specs are good enough so it shouldn't do that. I came up with the idea that maybe my computer was overheating. The thing is I have no idea what the normal temperature of a laptop is, so I can't tell if it is. I installed Speedfan and when I first start my comp it's running at 45C, but when I start really using it the temp shoots up to around 71C. Is that too high, and if it is what can I do or what is wrong? I already ran a diagnostic and there is nothing wrong with my fans...or I should say they passed the diagnostic test.
I should also note that this does not happen to my friends computer who has the same exact computer as me (and when I say the same exact computer I mean we ordered them at the same time and have all of the same specs).