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Computer is Running HOT


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gatewayuser

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I have a Gateway laptop that I bought two years ago. I have done some pretty extensive computing on the machine, and at one point burnt out the hard drive. Since then, I have bought an upgraded hard drive and another 512 MB of RAM. So now this is the system that I am running:

2.2GHz Celeron Processor
160 GB Hard Drive 5400RPM
760 MB RAM
Windows XP Home Edition

The problem is, the computer runs hot all the time now. I am afraid I am going to burn up the computer when doing relatively small projects. I can't seem to find in the BIOS where it gives the temperature, so I couldn't tell you exactly how hot it is, but the computer is VERY HOT to touch is some places.

Any advice on what I can do is appreciated.
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Hi gatewayuser!

Download and install and run Motherboard Monitor from the link in my signature and then post the temperature it shows in a post.

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I downloaded the Motherboard Monitor and the Dashboard says that the case is 32degrees F, 0degrees C. I don't believe that my computer is running at a freezing temperature. It also says that the fan is running at 0RPM, but I here it working hard. I am going to restart the computer and try again.
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