My current main (non work) computer is a gaming laptop running Windows 8.1 For some time now I've been having issues with the performance. Checking the details with open hardware monitor I noticed that the CPU temp was reaching temps of 93C when running idle with MAX fan speed for the CPU. As soon as I did anything intensive (gaming or other) then the CPU would reach temps of 100C and the clock would throttle down to even 790Mhz. Which might be the reason for the "skipping" and slowdown of performance even though according to framerate measurements (in game or fraps) the fps remained relatively high. SO, while I am basically broke (no joke I am going to sell something on Monday to pay the rent) I did decide to use my very last cash to buy a thermal paste and a compressed air can. Yes, I didn't buy food. I bought computer accessories. BUT, I had a good reason. I LOVE this laptop and if it dies I know I won't stand a chance of buying any other. As you can see, it was a matter of life and death. FF. I opened, cleaned, replaced the thermal paste (CPU), closed, switched on. Yes I did record everything and I am going to upload a video on my youtube channel some time soon. BUT, here are the results. The CPU on idle with the auto fan feature on (that is the fan speed is way lower than max), the CPU temp went from 93C to 35C. The GPU core (which I did not touch other than clean the fans a bit), went from 67C idle to 53C. The CPU busy with the fan on max (cause I rather be safe than sorry) went from 100C to 64C. AND, I can't believe this, the fps in for example World of Tanks, went from 25-30 to...112. WOW. I will link the video here when I upload it.