These programs rely on the use of standardized sensors - and in the case of laptops they generally don't conform to the standards very well. In other words, most tests of this kind won't run real well on laptops. The writer of SpeedFan has a page where you can give him info on your system so he can update his coding - but I've never used it, so I don't know how well it works.
The CPU heat is a concern and shouldn't be left alone. I'd still suggest getting someone to crack the case open to clean it. While they're in there they can check the cooling stuff (heat pipe and heat transfer stuff on the CPU) to see if it's adequate for the job.
I've seen a couple of laptops at work that have burn marks in the case from the components heating up too much - that's scary!
Edited by usasma, 08 February 2007 - 11:01 PM.
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