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Laptop overheating.

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I have an ancient laptop (around 2006) that is dangerously overheating. I replaced the thermal paste with IC Diamond 7, but it is not getting any better. It is idling around 95 C (I use HW Monitor, and sometimes RealTemp, they give the same results. I've also tried using Arch Linux, and it was no better). It peaks at around 100 C when I'm running Flash, and sometimes HTML 5. I've also replaced the thermal paste on the iGPU, and that is running perfectly. I used the uncooked grain of rice method (I never spread). This is my main laptop (Now running W7) and I would really like to not cause permanent damage to it. Any advice?
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Have you checked to make sure the fans are operating correctly, and have you made sure to remove any dust/fluff from the heat sink and from where the air enters/exits?
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Fans are working and dispelling hot air. So the thermal paste is also working correctly. I'm guessing the heat sink just isn't enough, but I can't really replace it, because it's a laptop.
EDIT: Turns out the fan stopped working. Running a fan next to the vent fixes the problem.
Edited by iwasaperson - 8/7/13 at 2:37pm
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