A few months ago I used compressed air to clear out the vents which weren't that blocked anyways, and I still have this problem. The vents are never blocked in any way and I use a cooling pad that draws external power so that it doesn't strain the laptop even more.
I also moved my desk closer to the window recently so that my laptop would be receiving cold air(there is a fan in the window) but I still have this problem.
I also downloaded a program to check the temperatures of the laptop. I don;t know which one and I don't remember the exact temps because I'm not currently on my dv8000. I do remember that the CPU was running around 90C, which I am pretty sure is way too hot, when I was only using firefox to check my email.
I've searched everywhere online and I found a lot of people with the same problem and most of them have said that they fixed it by opening up the laptop and cleaning off the heatsink and cleaning out the fan and vents and replacing the thermal paste.
Today I started opening up the laptop and I was able to see the heatsink after taking off a panel and it is not at all dusty. So I took a shirt and covered the vent with it and blew hard through the shirt so that the shirt would catch any spit and absolutely no dust came out the outtake vent.
This leads me to believe that this isn't the problem.
I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts of what could be going on?
I'm sorry for this post being so long. I tried to get all the details in at once.
Thanks a lot for any help.