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Old January 31, 2013, 08:16 AM
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Note that 50C CPU at idle is normal for mobile devices, at least with Intel CPUs. I'd actually leave it the way it is unless your laptop is heating up to the point you can't use it (e.g. keyboard gets hot).

Windows 8 is odd in that to make the PC cold-boot faster, it actually skips the BIOS prompt. You have to use RESTART from Windows 8, not shut down, and hold down whatever the BIOS key is throughout the entire time the PC is restarting. By "holding down", I mean the key is pressed the entire time.
Check your manual to find out which key you should be holding.
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