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There are many things that could make your computer to overheat, here are a couple of questions

- Poor ventilation - a bad fan, or a defective one. That, plus using the computer at a higher than normal capacity (like for example running a game) - Good computer ventilation, however with the computer placed in a closed space - a P3 could be successfully placed in a closed desk. However, placing a P4 in a similar space will make it to overheat.

Also check to see if your machine is extremely dirty, clogged with dust and dirt. If you have any pets watch out for pet hair and dust blocking vents.
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