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Laptop suddenly overheating

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July 26, 2012 2:11:51 PM

I bought my laptop about a month ago, and it was working fine until today. The fan runs constantly at high speed for no reason. I noticed that's because my laptop CPU is reaching 60C while idling, and GPU 50 while I'm not even using it. Cpu usage is 1-5%. The fan is not dusty, so that can't be the problem.
What could be the problem?
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a b K Overclocking
July 26, 2012 10:40:57 PM

In summer, as the weather gets hotter, the laptop's heatsink will get hotter aswell if you have a hot room, so the fan spins faster to cool it down.
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a b K Overclocking
July 26, 2012 11:36:57 PM

It almost sounds like the heat sink isn't coupled to the chips like it should be. Has the laptop suffered an impact recently?

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July 29, 2012 12:00:39 AM

Is it a Toshiba by any chance?
July 29, 2012 12:02:30 AM

On the back of that, if you purchased it brand new and its only a month old, it should still be under warranty so long as it hasn't had the obvious drop/spillage attack.
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July 30, 2012 5:24:18 PM

my mate had an overheating toshiba laptop, he sorted the problem by unscrewing it and removing all the dust, it was dust that was preventing cooling