I've got an HP Pavilion DV7 Laptop. It's the Intel i5 version.
The laptop has always overheated when not ventilated, which is common of course.
However, recently it began overheating immediately. I turn the laptop on, and about 20 seconds after I open an internet browser, or any program, it overheats and screen blacks out.
It seems as if ANY program is simply putting too much stress on the CPU.
I installed a CPU Temp program which confirms my CPU is quickly reaching temps of 105+
After some research, I opened up the laptop to check the fan. I got a bit of small dust out. The fan works perfectly though, and there was not much dust at all.
While the laptop was open, I also re-applied some new thermal compound to the CPU and GPU. I did this carefully and followed along to a video.
Now, the computer seems SLIGHTLY better. But it still overheats within 5 minutes or so of turning it on, after I open up a program or browser.
Since it does not appear to be the fan, or the thermal compound, what can this be??
I need help badly...I have searched the internet and have not had luck. Please help...much appreciated.