My Old Laptop Gets Hot While I Edit Videos

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I've got a 2008 model old laptop . After 3 years , I started to edit videos . Also It was getting hot , and then it shutting down by itself . What is the problems it's having ?
 

WVMountie07

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For video editing, I'd say minimum of 4. If you have a 32bit operating system, that'll be your max. If you have a 64bit operating system, you can go above that. If it's high def video, the more RAM the better.
 

martinch

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Sounds like it's overheating. Check the intake/exhaust ports aren't obstructed, and then check for (and remove) any dust/lint build-up in the cooling ducts (intake/exhaust).
 

WVMountie07

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It's shutting down as a fail safe so you don't fry/melt other parts (this is probably obvious). This is probably a result of the heat sync failing. Most OEM heat syncs provide the bare minimum of cooling (as did my AMD in my desktop). As a simple fix, try taking compressed air and blowing out all entry/exhaust ports. Dust build up is a culprit of heat. They make cooling pads for laptops that are very affordable as well. They continue to feed cool air into the device and help circulate as well.
 
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It got well after the installing clean Windows 7 . But it's getting slow . I'm gonna rebuild it .
 
2008 is not a model. Can you tell us the make and model of the laptop?

Generally: Editing videos can put a lot of stress on the CPU. Your CPU may need new thermal compound, and the fan(s) inside the computer may need cleaned, as well as the heat sink, if applicable (even if it's running better, these are things to consider on a laptop that is from 2008).

1 GB of RAM is not much to work with. 4 GB (or more, if possible) for Windows 7 would be much better, whether you are running the 32-bit or the 64-bit.
 

WVMountie07

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For video editing, I'd say minimum of 4. If you have a 32bit operating system, that'll be your max. If you have a 64bit operating system, you can go above that. If it's high def video, the more RAM the better.
 
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