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I recently formatted an HP G62 Laptop and installed all drivers from the HP site that should be installed for this model.

But i noticed a very strange behavior, using Coretemp, the temp is always above 50 (on idle) and reaches 70 very quickly sometimes (Critical is 90)

If i open youtube or skype alone, i can get temperatures as high as 83.

Normally it was around 32 (on idle) and reaches 70 when i open games but not youtube....

I have a i3 processor and AMD graphics so i am wondering if somehow it's a graphics card issue (since i3 has integrated graphics as far as i know)

Device manager shows only AMD graphics card tho, not sure if i3 graphics should appear here too.

Any ideas what i might have forgotten to do after the format ?

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If your laptop is hot without appropriate load - it's usually ventilation issue. Laptop's ventilation will inevitably clog within a couple of years, depending on particular conditions.

Depending on the model, cleaning complexity varies. Sometimes it is easy to make yourself if you have special compartment that allows you reach the cooler. But usually it is quite difficult and it is better to put into service.

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thanks for your quick reply, i completely agree, but just before format, temperature readings were ok, it shouldn't jump from 35 to 50 in a week right ? – Dany Khalife Apr 6 '12 at 17:49
Yes, unlikely. But in this case, nothing else than a high load could heat him. Please, verify CPU load from all users, maybe some system process hangs. – stim Apr 6 '12 at 17:56

Clean the heatsink and fan with a compresses can of air.

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