Originally Posted by mphfrom77
Yeah you do. You and a few others. $160 on Amazon.
I need a new laptop or something. I have yet to clean my fans out. Need to do that and look into some software that was suggested to me. I know my problem is my laptop just over heats or something, because when I set it up for optimal ventilation it stays recording longer than if I don't. But when I first started months ago it never happened...the freeze up of the video capture.
I know my specific laptop sucks. I am assuming other laptops would fine for capturing and editing, but that a bigger pc or mac would be best. But lately I have been going out of town for work and find that I have time to edit video in the hotel room. So a laptop is pretty handy for me for this. I wonder what a decent laptop would cost me that would be strong enough for this? Or would it be wiser to try to build a pc?
Any advice you guys? I'm pretty clueless on this stuff.
1. Monitor it. Search for "CPUID Hwmonitor" (or something like that - I'm at work). See what the temps are like before you start using it, during, and after (it gives min, max, and current readings).
2. CLEAN IT.
3. Monitor it again. Did the temps improve? If so, that's your culprit.
There are mods you can do to the laptop to enhance its thermal abilities, but you're better off just getting a new one at that point. A great site for researching laptops is www.notebookreview.com