I got a new laptop about 6 months ago. It's an HP, it was brand new when I got it. It gets REALLY, REALLY hot. I asked my aunt and she said computers just have a tendency to overheat, but I don't think this is normal. It gets so hot the side closer to the mother board burned my thigh when I sat it on my lap wearing shorts. (I should clarify when I say burned, I mean it hurts and I yanked it away, not that it actually was hot enough to leave a mark).
What can I do? The fan seems to be getting louder. I don't want to ruin my computer. I have an ice pack under it right now.