Overheating problems

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    LAZ

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    My One has started having trouble with overheating. It gets very hot to the touch. Also, the WIFI cuts out. The fan still seems to be running, but it is slightly noisier than before.

    Any ideas on what can be wrong and how to fix it?
     
    LAZ, Mar 14, 2011
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    It will help you get accurate help if you include the specs of your computer and software.
     
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    Er, I thought I did:
    What other specs do you need?

    I should mention that I have made no changes to hardware or software and this is a new problem in a 2-year-old machine. In fact, two years ago, I reported here only "slight warmth."
     
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    Sorry I did not notice your signature.
     
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    So yesterday, we took the machine apart, cleaned all the vents and installed two heat sinks and thermal tape. I also installed a1ctl so I could monitor temps. And it's still getting uncomfortably warm to the touch, especially in the area in front of the keyboard with CPU temperatures of up to 67 degrees C.

    I repeat that this is a new problem on a two-year-old machine to which no changes had been made.
     
    LAZ, Mar 22, 2011
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    This is probably a dumb question but dit it ever run cool with XP on it?
     
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