My Acer Aspire 5000 has suddenly started shutting down from\novereheating. It has been fine until recently and now it has become a\nmajor problem.\n1) I know its overheating because I run MobileMeter and see the\ntemperature climb from 45C to\n~97C and then it shutsdown.\n2) The problem is definitely related to CPU load. If CPU is below 30%\nthere are no problems. When\nCPU is at 100% it shutsdown in <5 minutes.\nI opened the case and cleaned the fan in the Thermal Module. This\nhelped slightly, ie it lasts a few more minutes. I tried using a\nchillpad, Targa Tornado. Again this helped slightly I gave me a few\nmore minutes. but not good enough.\n\nI suspect the Thermal module, 60.A51V7.005, may not be transfering heat\nfrom the processor, possibly because of corrosion, dirt or maybe drying\nour of thermal grease. Perhaps the thermal module has gone bad (the fan\nseems to be running ok)\n\nCan anyone tell me how to remove the Thermal Module show I can check\nit? Does it use thermal grease between the module and processor? Where\ncan I get some? Does anyone have a similar problem? Any ideas?