Originally Posted by vcs
OK, so my laptop battery is at the end of its lifetime (nearly 3 years old). I need to get it replaced. In the last couple of months, I find the processor tends to overheat a lot lately, and as a result, the laptop shuts down abruptly. This makes it virtually impossible to watch any movies, listen to music, use youtube etc. because the laptop will invariably shut down in the process. I was wondering whether the processor overheating is connected to the battery being old.
I have a Dell Inspiron BTW.
I have the same problem. It was worse when I had Vista installed. I upgraded it to win 7. Now laptop works fine for about 3hrs, so i can finish one movie without shutting down. Still want to know if replacing battery will solve the problem. Mine is 2.5 yrs old Dell inspiron.