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08-10-2012 07:52 AM
Notebooks rely heavily on the cooling fan to keep it cool. When is the last time you cleaned out the fan area? Use a can of compressed air in the reverse direction of the normal flow of air with the machine off to clear out the dust/lint/hair that accumulates on the inside of the heatsink near the fan blades. Download this popular program and see what the temperature of you notebook is:
I would buy and use a notebook cooling pad too. If this is not enough, the next step is to put new and better thermal paste like Artic Silver 5 or 14, on the CPU and video chip along with a copper shim to replace the thermal pad. Someone will have to dissemble the notebook to do that.
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