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Old 11-10-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Default AMD Turion rm-72 running very hot

So I've had my hp pavilion for about 4 years now and I'm noticing that it's really starting to get dated. One of the issues i'm having is my processor is running constantly in the 70 C range while just browsing the internet.

I've used an air duster a bit but haven't taken apart the laptop. I tried to run the Dolphin emulator and watched as CoreTemp said my temperature was going up a degree/second. Is it just an old processor?

Also, I see I have 82 processes going on with just google chrome open for applications in task manager but not sure which ones i can stop. Any help would be appreciated.

Computer Specs:
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook
AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-72 2.1 Ghz
4 gb Ram
32-bit vista OP
ATI Radeon HD 3450 (might be the problem for Dolphin)

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: AMD Turion rm-72 running very hot

I would say that is a little warm. My turion idles between 36-45c depending on ambient temps . There are several youtube videos showing how to disassemble and redo the thermal paste. I have no idea about the processes as vista was wiped and linux installed the day I bought it. I would also make sure the fan is working.
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