@Millie, I don't think I can try that, unfortunately, but will keep that in mind. @usterka Laptop. My sister does have an Acer Netbook, and that does heat up a bit. @Zoe ty for the IM, @ Eye Wonder, I shall try that. @ Aleph, downloaded something for windows...@MoM4.5 I saw that, hopefully I'll the changes I post will help. @ Natsumi will send ^_^. Also, this may... be the very cause: snag.gy/orzHB.jpg (Ty Kali Mocho for the IM as well.)
You can buy one of the little bases with built in fans they sell just for this sort of problem. I find that emptying half a can of dust remover spray into the vents tends to both cool it down right away and remove enough gunk to get the fun working a little better in the long run as well.
Does it have a discrete graphics card from Nvidia or ATI? If so, the card may not be turning off properly when not needed. Those cards put out loads of heat. I have come close to burning my hand by putting it over the exhaust vent on my laptop when my Nvidia card is engaged. I know this can especially happen in Linux distros where the API call too an from the card can get messed up by Bumblebee or Ironhide. It's less common in Windows where discrete graphics are native.
Check you have the latest versions of flash and your browser. My macbook was running really hot when playing glitch a few months back, updated everything and its running much better now. Switched from firefox to chrome to play glitch and that seemed to help also.
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maybe you could re-apply the heat sink goop? that worked for my desktop and the older/bigger laptop. Haven't tried it on my net book though.