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My gateway mx laptop gets so hot you can fry an egg on it and the fan runs all the time and shuts down when its hit its hottest what can be done about this i have to shut it off or the fan will still keep running as soon as its on it starts getting hot right away like 5minutes into it

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When the CPU overheats then it will shutdown (i.e. thermal overload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down.If this is the problem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail.
A faulty fan causes this problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are cloggedwith dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan. If the fan and heat sink is clogged withdust the remove the dust and make sure the vents are clear and dust free. Use acan of compressed air to do this.

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