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OK, the most probable cause is the fat that the CPU fan might be clogged with dust particles, hence, not supplying the sufficient amount of cooling to the CPU itself.

Once you open up the unit to clean the fan, i usually used compressed air. you can also prepare new thermal paste on the CPU itself, to further prevent overheating.
Hope this can be of help.

If you do not feel comfortable doing this yourself, you will need to take the computer in to your nearest computer repair store, they will be able to do this for very cheap.

Kind regards
Andrea

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

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