Overheating: help before it fries my laptop!
I am on Ubuntu Hardy, on an Acer Travelmate 5510, and i am concerned with overheating... if i don't do much it works fine around 50-55 degrees C, but if try to watch a movie or play music, the temperature quickly rises up to 80 degrees C, and then passive mode kicks in and everything turns extremely slow for a couple minutes, until the temperature lowers a few degrees. I hear the fans blowing (but again, someone told me it could be just the fan for the video card), but still is not enough to keep the temperature from rising so fast, unless i stop the video. At first i thought it was an issue with Compiz, but even after disabling it completely, the same problem remains. And even if there are, say, 4 tabs open in Firefox, or 3 applications open at a time, i'll be constantly running on an average of 65-70 degrees, which is not very good.
Please, if anyone could help me, or has encountered similar problems, i am concerned with long term damage to my laptop, from constantly running at this temperature, not to mention not being able to watch any movies or play any music, which is really annoying...
Thank you all!