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Laptop Overheating My gateway mx3701 keeps overheating and shutting down. I predominantly use the laptop for browsing and video. The fan exhaust port sometimes smells like something is burning. I installed speedfan - it says that the core is running at 75*C and rising. how do I remedy this problem?? Any help would be appreciated.

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Check all the vents and the CPU fan, something is not ventilating as it should..

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