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My laptop overheats and cpu usuage at 100%

\015 My laptop overheats often.. usually after being on for just a few minutes... i'm not sure if this is relevant to the excessive heat... but my cpu usuage also sky rocket to 100% when theres only one prog open.. please help!\015

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When the processor overheats it slows down to lessen the amount of heat generated to prevent damage. Things you can do, is use canned air to blow out the vents (Both intake and exhaust) several times. Also make sure the fan is operational (You can run the fan test) The heatsink may need replacement if the tubes have lost their vacuum or you can add some arctic silver heat compound to mitigate heat
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