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Dell laptop gets hot quickly

My brother recently sent me his old Dell Latitude laptop, which he said was working fine, but just not fast enough for his business needs.

The bottom of the laptop gets quite warm within about a 30 minute period of using it.

I do have it on a flat surface so it gets air underneath. Should a laptop get warm like that?

I'm not sure how old it isl, but it has several Microsoft 2003 applications on it.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Get some compressed air from Radio Shack or other place that sells it (unless you have a small compressor) and blow out the laptop. My laptop gets dusty very quickly since I live in the desert and I blow it out at least once a week to keep it from overheating. You will be amazed at how much dust will come out. Let me know if this helps.

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