Solved CPU at 80C. Is this ok?

Gateway Nv73a12u 17.3" 4096mb 320gb note...
October 23, 2011 at 11:49:52
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Anthlon II Dual Core M300 2GHz / 4 gigs ram
I noticed that my Win7 Gateway laptop has been pretty hot after been playing some flash games and stuff. I checked it with Core Temp and it was about 76-80c. It sounds pretty high.. what should I do?

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October 23, 2011 at 18:13:39
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What did you use to check the temperature?
What is the normal idle temperature?
What temperature after browsing online for half an hour?
How old is the laptop?

If your temperature is more normal most of the time, then the peak if after an hour or more of game playing, while high, is not really extreme. That said, it is best for the durability of your system to try to get the temperature down. If the laptop is not new, try blowing air from a compressed air can through the vents to clear out any build up of dust that may lower its cooling efficiency.
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You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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October 23, 2011 at 20:25:44
Whenever I do the odd video encoding job on my Core 2 Duo based laptop, my CPU hits 79c and stays there till x264 done spinning its wheels.

Laptop CPUs can tolerate higher temperatures than desktops CPUs before throttling; AMD and Intel understand that laptops have smaller, less efficient cooling systems.

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