I have got HP notebook, specifically HP pavilion dv7-3190ec, for about a year or so and I am at the moment having some (serious I think) problems with overheating. Both CPU and GPU temperature is reported about 73°C when browsing the Internet and listening to the BBC Radio 1 at the same time. Nothing really hard I'd imagine. When it comes down to doing a task more resource consuming (like playing a game, or running a virtual machine) it goes up to approximately 92°C.
I'd imagine the problem is with fan being stuffed with dust, but unfortunately I cannot access it like at all 'cos of faulty screw. Tried vacuuming it out from the outside tho that did not seem to be really effective.
Do you think such a temperature is dangerous for components inside the notebook when being exposed to it for a longer period of time (like few hours @ 90°C and then virtually all day long @ 70°C)?
Do you see any other way other than violently opening the notebook of dealing with this prob?
EDIT: The notebook is located on a table. I even tried having it 'hangin up' in air with external fan cooling the air beneath. Sounds bizarre, but I suppose not bizarre enough, since it didn't work.
Thank you, Chester