New Toshiba laptop starting to run warm..

I have a one month old Toshiba Satellite Pro L670-14M Core i3 330M and I noticed the fan was running faster than usual nearly all the time.. running Realtemp I found that although from a cold start it idled at around 30-35~C, after a few minutes light usage (browsing, emails etc) the fan was kicking in and the temps at idle were around 50-55C rising to mid 60s under any sort of load.

the fan is working normally, no odd noises, just working harder than it was..

What could be wrong with a one-month old laptop?
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chrisfixitAsked:
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sweetfa2Commented:
I find with my toshiba that the location of the fan causes blockage when sitting on a surface that absorbs heat.  So a lap, pillow, etc will cause a blockage of the venting surface and temp cutout.

If I run it sitting on a desktop it does run hotter than other laptops, but generally it doesn;t cause me an issue.
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chrisfixitAuthor Commented:
No it's on a desk.. it's really a) the noise is intrusive when the room is otherwise quiet and b) the fan speed and temps have increased since it was brand new,

Oh well, stuck with it I guess.

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sweetfa2Commented:
Do you have a lot of dust in your environment?  If that builds up it will clog the cooling pathways.

Given your eastern european I imagine it is not that hot or humid there.

Mine runs happily enough in 30+%C without too much bother.  The fan is noiser than my apple mac but only when it gets hot.  IN an aircon environment it is quite cold.

If everything else environmentally is normal I would get a service chekc on it.
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
If its only 1 month old then it should be going back to where u got it from! Idle temps of 50+ are wrong. Firstly though maybe get a can of fresh air and blow through the Fan Vent and clean it out.
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chrisfixitAuthor Commented:
well, I live on a Greek Island and yes, it is generally quite dusty so laptops overheating and needing cleaning are not unusual but after two or three or more years, not three weeks and this is in an air-con environment along with an old Sony Vaio and an Acer which are running fine after several years.. so something is wrong. Realtemp test
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edbedbCommented:
How warm is the air coming out? If it doesn't feel very warm, it could be a heat transfer problem from the CPU to the cooler. It could be the CPU cooler was not installed properly.
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chrisfixitAuthor Commented:
Air is cool.

I was suspicious because when I first got it there was an 5C- 8C difference between the cores which I thought was a bit much, but this meant say 34-41C at idle and evening out to 55-57C under 100% load .. so it wasn't too bad.
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edbedbCommented:
If the air is cool you should service the CPU cooler. Being a new laptop you might want to send it in for servicing.
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
YOU should service nothing! You state that this is a 3 weeks old laptop. YOU PAY for a working system, you expect one. Make your supliers sort it out.
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chrisfixitAuthor Commented:
Thanks all, sending it back tomorrow.
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