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How to check bios update requirement

My notebook got heated up while working for an hour at least. after that it shuts down. i want to know where the problem lies, how to find out, and rectify. my fan is working fine.. but the battery led remains orange most of the time. i use my notebook on ac power.

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The problem lies on the board. Either you have memory issues or a faulty motherboard. The battery when it goes bad it does not let you turn on the laptop.

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A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are cloggedwith dust.
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Please update the BIOS of the notebook and check if it works,
Also remove the battery and use the notebook on Ac Adapter power and check if it resolves the issue.
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This is one of the common issues with the hp notebooks , actually what happens the vents are on the bottom pannel , of the notebook so if you do not use the chill mat , the notebook will get overheated . so i will recommend you not to keep the notebook on bed, or on the lap , because the vents are on the bottom pannel , also check the rubber feet of the notebook , if the issue persists i will recommend you to update the bios from the following website :-

You can also try updating the display drivers from the same website.

If the issue still persists , contact hp tech support (if the notebook is in warranty), tell them that the notebook is getting over heated and you are not able to touch it , they will take the notebook in for service.
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Please make sure the video card driver is updated and also the Bios.
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Also please post the system requirements for your games so that I could check whether this laptop will be able to run these games.
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