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I have a Dell Studio 1747 Laptop with a i7 720QM Processor @ 1.6 GHz, 4 GB of RAM, and an AMD Radeon Mobility HD 5670 dedicated graphics card with 1GB of RAM. I never really picked up on it, but ever since hosting Minecraft on my laptop, I noticed how extremely hot it would get during play, even to the point of crashing. I began to monitor my core temperatures with Realtemp. I noticed, after about two minutes after Windows loads, that my idle temperature on all cores are around 70 Celcius. This is with literally nothing loaded. Opening up Google Chrome will bring it to about 80. When under high load, such as Minecraft and its server client, it climbs to around 90-95 celcius. I am astonished that these temeraptures are this high. I have tried clearing out the heatsink and fan intake with compressed air to little effect. With my warranty being up, I am looking for any solution to help this problem, since I know running a CPU that hot all the time could shorten its lifespan. Also note that I have never overclocked this CPU. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
– Justin Katz