HP Pavilion Dv6 Dying of Heat

So my sister has an HP Pavillion Dv6 and was complaining to me that it was getting too hot, so I went ahead and installed HWmonitor and saw that when the cpu is IDLE it's reaching temperatures between 80-90. When only under 20% load it reaches its max temp, 105, then throttles back down. She told me one time while watching videos it blue screened and told her the processor overheated.

So, I doubt this is a software issue. If it's hardware, I'm willing to fix it. Any ideas guys?

It's an HP Pavilion dv6 584037-001

It's got an i5 580M.
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  1. Disassemble it and use a can of air to blow the dust out of you heatsinks
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7CEtfJtu_Y
  2. dust build up causes this. Try

    a) blowing canned air (buy at Target/Walmart) into the outlet vents.
    b) opening it up and glowing the dust out of the fan, heatsink and wherever else.

    My last laptop I got the temps down 20C by doing that after 3 years of carrying it around.
  3. Karsten75 said:
    dust build up causes this. Try

    a) blowing canned air (buy at Target/Walmart) into the outlet vents.
    b) opening it up and glowing the dust out of the fan, heatsink and wherever else.

    My last laptop I got the temps down 20C by doing that after 3 years of carrying it around.


    I would be careful when doing this from the outside, since blowing it inward has the potential to push lint and such things into the fan and cause it to stop.
  4. Thanks guys. I'll try this and see if it helps, and I'll let you know if this works.
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