[QUOTE=mciahel;2482881]Slowdown of a component (especially CPU or GPU). Thermal throttling means, the component slows down in order to prevent from overheating. This is a feature that is present in almost all newer processors.
Throttling does have no sound. But since the component is very hot at this time, you’ll hear the fans rotating at maximum speed.
i7 in a laptop tends to run hot, so the occurence of thermal throttling wouldn’t surprise me.
Thank you. I think it is the fan. I tried a blue ray movie today which plays on the computer but not on the tv with the laptop hooked to it. I think it is a software problem that needs upgrading. I will let you all know as I use the computer how it goes.
To answer why I got a computer that high end. It will probably be the last computer I get. I am a Sr. retired person. The price on Dell was good. I also do a lot of movies. I hope that answers the other fellows question.