Posted 01 November 2007 - 06:46 AM
It would be helpful to know what kind of computer you have. One of the most common reasons for overheating is a buildup of dust inside the case. Open your case and see if there is a build up of dust on the CPU heat sink and fan assembly, if the is use canned air to blow it off. If you place a pencil through the blades of the fan you will better results blow off the blades. While you are looking at the heat sink make sure that it is securely attached. If the case has dust inside you may wish to look at the openings where air is drawn inside, you may have to remove the plastic front panel.
Another possibility is that the thermal compound may need to be replace between the heat spreader of the CPU and the heat sink.
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