I recently downloaded the new "Call of Duty 2" demo (which kicks ass, by the way) to see if I could run the game on my laptop (Dell Inspirion 8500, PIV 2.2, 512MB RAM, 64MB video card). The settings were basically on "medium" and everything looked almost as good as Half-Life 2 and Doom III did on my machine. However, when finished playing through the demo level, and subsequently removing my headphones, I noticed that the fan on the back of my machine was in high gear! I felt the back and bottom of my machine and it was substantially warmer than normal. I would assume that this has to do with the compute having to do more processesing/crunching than with normal programs (Word, Excel, DVD's, etc.). I'm concerned that I am somehow "hurting" or "abusing" my laptop by running software like this. My machine seemed to run about the same (i.e., with the fan going like blazes) with Half-Life 2 and Doom III, however, those are the only two "next-gen" games I've played on my laptop. Thoughts?