But if this was mine I'd pull the heatsink off to wipe off the heatsink compound and apply it fresh.
There can be some infection but your post makes me want to be sure the heatsink compound is fresh (some shops just don't apply it!) and then you would see this.
Here's a link about scans Grif would do -> http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6132_102-5098912.html?tag=posts;msg5099421
I have recently had my laptop fan replaced because it was making very disturbing noises. Seems like one issue was fixed but another created...
Ever since the fan replacement and my laptop is heating like never before (thank goodness I have a laptop cooling station). Moreover, I'm also experiencing system freezes that never existed before. For example, almost everytime I want to open a new tab on my browser, the system freezes a few seconds. I either cancel the command or wait a while until the page loads. Another example is the desktop. Everytime I want to drag a file into a desktop folder or even the Recycle Bin, the system freezes.
I have no idea if the heating and freezing incidents are related or not, and don't have the least idea what to do. I sure don't want to spend more money.
Can anyone help?