Is Your Laptop or Desktop Over Heating?
What is the Danger?
Over time computers may begin to run hot. This is for several reasons. If you do not treat the cause of the overheating, your computer will literally fail. Often the video chips on laptops or the CPU will get so hot it will fail.
Dust or Debris in the Fan / Heat Sink assembly
If animal dandruff or dust / lint begins to build up around the fan, it can cause over heating.
Dried Thermal Paste or Dried Heat Shims
There is a paste that goes on top of the the CPU and GPU (Graphics & Central Processor Chip) called "Thermal Paste." Thermal paste transfers the heat from the chips to a piece of copper called the heat sink. The heat sink is then cooled by the fan. If the paste dries out, the transfer of heat fails and you will experience overheating.
CHECK YOUR TEMPERATURES!
Your computer should never run hotter than 64 C while idle* If you are concerned about over heating please install this tool to view the temperatures. Best way to check is by opening 3 youtube.com video's at once while running the tool below. Just download and run the program.