Re: Alienware M11xR2 CPU Heat Issue
I had the same issue. Before I restore my system, i could run starcraft 2 on high setting and play fine without much lag but after i restored my system and installed all the drivers from dell, starcraft two and company of heroes would stumble after about 10-15 min of play time. Company of heroes even crashes because the cpu or gpu gets so hot. I finally found a few tricks that help it a bit and that is to 1) lift up the vent location (the stock legs are too short for proper airflow) and 2) buy a cooling pad that not just blows air into the vent but also all over the bottom of the laptop. I use to tthink that cooling anywhere else besides the vent fan was useless till I notices that my palm rest and other locations gets super hot and having a good cooling pad to cool off all area of the laptop really helps.
-Had my M11x R2 for about 1 and 4 months now. Really wished i bought a different gaming laptop. :(.