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About a year and half ago I bought my acer laptop. As from last April which means almost four months ago I sent it to the shop I bought it from to clean it. Now lately I have been seeing that the CPU temperature is rising to 68 - 72C while only running chrome which usually only has youtube or facebook as open tabs. And although I don't use the touch pad it becomes really hot to the touch.

I also bought a cooler which runs on the highest speed but it only helps a little. Is there any way to cool it down?

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I am going to guess the shop replaced the thermal pad, the problem with that, is laptops are designed very specifically. You also don't indicate how hot it gets, the temperature it reaches, might be perfectly acceptable for all you know. Unless its shutting down then the temperature is fine. Beyond making sure the insides are clean there isn't much you can do. –  Ramhound Jul 25 '13 at 23:02
    
I asked at the shop what they do and they said that they re-apply the thermal paste and clean the fans. As I said before just after 10-15 minutes of my laptop being switched on and with the cooler also switched on, while just browsing on the internet it reaches the temperature of 68 - 72 degrees Celsius which isn't normal because I already checked. –  anna Jul 26 '13 at 12:45
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