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Unit gets very hot within minutes of turning on and slows graphics down to a crawl or even crashes the machine.

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The cpu processor is getting to hot, check to make sure the cpu fan is working properly, if it is then the laptop must be taken apart. Chances are it is dirty and needs cleaning, the heat sink should be removed from the cpu for cleaning out the old conductive thermal grease and new applied. If the cpu fan is not functioning it must be replaced.

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Here is a tutorial of it:

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