Overheating issues-RAM or GPU
My Dell laptop has been overheating when watching Netflix. After about 5 minutes of watching, the fan begins to ramp up, and after 10, it goes to full. I suspect either the RAM or the Intel 945GM graphics chipset. I have upgraded the CPU to core 2 duo T7600, and the RAM to 2x2 A-TECH PC-6400 RAM. HWmonitor does not display any abnormal tempatures, but when I touch the RAM it feels quite hot (around 50° c), but still not out of normal threshold. When I replaced the CPU, I noticed that the graphics chipset had a peice of thermal tape instead of thermal paste. I replaced it with thermal paste, not thinking it made a difference. Operating system-windows 10, and yes, I am using it on a hard surface. Thanks for any help!