Any computer can overheat, but laptops are compact and can easily overheat when the processor is stressed for long periods of time. Typically when a computer becomes to hot, it will simply shut off without warning to prevent any physical damage to the computer.
Overheating may refer to:
Hyperthermia, also called sunstroke, an elevated body temperature due to failed thermoregulation
Thermal shock, the overheating of a device leading to reduced efficiency, damage or even destruction
Overheating (economics), a rapid, very big growth of production that is thought to have a negative influence
Overheating (electricity) Unexpected rise of temperature in a portion of electrical circuit, that can cause harm to the circuit, and …