Sims 2 Overheating (?!)
I don't know anything about opening up laptops and cleaning them yourself, or even taking them in for a cleaning -- how much that'll run you. But it's less expensive than a new laptop, that's for sure. =)
From the looks of this, it may be a combination.
Your CPU is 2mHz - do you have dual or quad cores"?
And if I may ask, why did you decide to reinstall your game with less CC?
It may be that you're actually asking it to do too much if you only have 1 CPU thread.
A thread is like a queue of work (sorry I mostly work on mainframes, and with pc applications with lots of parallel processing so I tend to forget the jargon of the normal PC work).
When you start up your game do you have any delimiters added to it? (like -w for example which leaves the game windowed rather than full screen)
The reason why I'm asking - is that you are correctly using the med cpu fix which was set up for pc's that have dual or quad cores where the specs of one of the cores is recognised, but not the others. However, if it's used with a single core - it will burn out your laptop over a certain amount of time.
What I'm trying to determine is if your laptop is damaged or not by overtaxing the CPU, or whether it can be all put down to over heating because of dust.
The reason being -
Free memory: 452MB
You've not got a huge amount of memory - so 17G would be a huge tax on it.
Texture memory: 824MB
Your texture memory is ok for high resolution, but again it's not huge and it would be taxing.
Your CPU is
2094.399902Mhz, Name:GenuineIntel, FPU:1, MMX:1
Now if you only had one processor - and you were using the med CPU card, then there's a good chance that you've damaged your graphics card and it's over heated.
Also - do you play Sims3, and if so do you play it with an FPS limiter?
I burnt out my laptop graphics because of that.
Otherwise, if you have dual cores and you don't play Sims3, we can confidently say that its a dust thing, and you need to take it somewhere to get cleaned.
I'd also run Defragging and cleanup on the drives. to make the game faster and do less work.