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Chances are the fan of either your processor or power supply is bad. it could also be possible that an accumulated dust could be blocking the processor fan from reaching your processor. try using a compressed air can to clean all ventilation and check whether the fan is functioning. if one of the fan in not working replace it immediately because it may damage your processor

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