I have a Lenovo y500 laptop bought in 2007. It came with vista basic and core 2 duo processor. For the past one year, I have had heat issues. I used the laptop for browsing and if I watch a movie or some performance intensive application, It will shutdown. Then I installed ubuntu and I could use it for sometime and can watch movies too but with little shutdowns compared to vista..
Now I tried to do something with my laptop, I removed all the OS and I am trying to install only one OS - ubuntu . But the problem is I cannot install the new Linux becos the laptop is shutting down while the setup is in progress.
I tried removing the cover and clean the fan and I am using an external cooling pad too.. I don't know whether I can change the fan?
Can someone tell me what are the possible ways I can make use of my laptop at least for basic usage like browsing, audio and video...