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Laptop overheating and shutting down

Gets warm very quickly (after about 30-45 minutes) then shuts down and it takes about 5 minutes before I can turn it on again. It's a Compaq, about five months old

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Most likely proseror fan is faulty checkt and replace it
also power supply's fan.

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You need to take it apart enough to get at the fans and heat sink and clean out the dust and dirt.

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CPU IS OVERHEATING AND OVERWORKING MIGHT BE A VIRUS OR A HANING PROGRAM

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