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overheating, please help

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i recently upgraded my HP pavilion dv4000 from 512 mb of memory to 1 gb of memory. I did a lot of research to make sure the memory is compatible so I'm pretty confident that it is, but ever since the upgrade, my computer's fan is constantly running and it's always feeling very hot. Today was the first time it just randomly shut off. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should do? Thanks in advance.
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Hi. You may have left a cable positioned in such a manner as to obstruct air flow when you did your install. Open the case and carefully inspect to make sure nothing is obstructing the CPU fan. While in there, get some canned air and blow out the fan and cooling fins on the heat sink. Do this while the computer is turned off.
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