My laptop is an HP with an i7 and HD6850 with 2x raid-0 hard drives. Most games will burn up and cause a thermal shutdown without Vertical Sync on. Many games are not very compatible with V-sync, and I don't like playing online games with V-sync because of input lag. Take note before suggesting: I don't want to underclock, and I am not completely sure about getting one of those cooling pads under the computer (do they even work?) I will dive in the system to replace fans if that is a viable option. I have sprayed out the system (of course) I am not entirely sure that the fans are working correctly, though nothing tells me that they aren't either. The fans are unobstructed. I would like some suggestions from the community as to what I should do. Some games (like Dota2 since the last few updates) overheat imminently no matter the settings.