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HP/Compaq :: HP 8510P Running Very Warm/Hot


I just received my 8510P, it's built very well, looks and runs great.

But the heat of the palmrest and touchpad area is a bit bothersome.

The temps look fine, but who am I to believe the screen, or my hands?

I could not imagine resting this on my lap, the heat at the bottom is quite hot.

I'm just wondering if anyone has experienced similar heat from this laptop.

Perhaps there is a fan issue I need to take care of...


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Just wondering whether those that use Windows on their Mac spend most of their time in OSX, Windows, 50:50 etc...

Personally I haven't installed Windows on my Mac yet, but am thinking about it.....

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