I got as far as installing Arch on it but it overheated while I was updating some packages.
There is no dust inside it and the fans all work properly but it is still getting really hot. Even while just sitting at the bios screen it acts as if its at 100% cpu usage.
It has a 2ghz Turion X2 with an all coper heatsink.
The only notable thing I can think of is that at one point during its life a spring came loose from one of the battery release sliders and I don't know exactly how it happened but it ended up almost melting a hole through the bottom of the laptop. The spring wasn't near the cpu or gpu so I don't think it really has anything to do with what is going on right now but I thought it was worth mentioning.
I'm at a loss right now as to why it would be getting so hot when everything appears to be intact and working correctly.