Computer slow and fan keeps going

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  1. Bunky

    Bunky Supporting Member

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    ANyway to make it stop working so hard without reformatting. I am computer illiterate. I;ve cleaned the vents. It does this even when just like i have one browser open, i don't have a million programs going and it does it, it just does it very very often.
     
  2. birdie_in_texas

    birdie_in_texas I can haz virgins? Silver Supporting Member

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    maybe the heat sink compound has dried out and the processor is getting super hot..that would be one explanation..or it could be all porned up with donkey pr0n and you have more malware on it than a 12 year old boy and it probably needs to be reformatted! :)
     
  3. NormH3

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    Heat sink compound and/or the cooling fins on the CPU heat sink are gooped up with a coating of dust.
     
  4. Bunky

    Bunky Supporting Member

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    can i get electrocuted cleaning cooling fins?
     
  5. GAD

    GAD Wubbalubbadubdub Silver Supporting Member

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    You can get electrocuted walking in the park. :)

    What I do is unplug the machine from everything, haul it out into the garage, and blow it out with the air compressor. I have 300 pounds of dog, so I have to do this every month or two.

    Check to see if you have any rogue processes running.

    Mac or Windows machine?
     
  6. Madsen

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    for any windoze pc i reccommend

    1. clearing your cache
    IE - Tools - Internet options - Delete (under browsing history) - Temporary internet files - Cookies (if you dont mind losing login info & browsing history) - Delete

    2. killing all unnessicary startup items.
    start - run - msconfig - startup - Disable all - then scan thru the list & re-enable anything you cant live without at startup. (all these programs will still be installed on your pc, just not trying to run when you boot up.) - Apply - OK - Reboot

    3. run malwarebytes.
     
  7. stratology

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    Only the browser is open, fan starts running? Sounds like Flash. Remove it, life will be better.
     
  8. bt2513

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    What about toolbars and other non-helpful BS that could be installed as part of your browser? What browser are you using? Try Firefox if you haven't already. Just switched from Chrome as it hogged my memory bad.
     
  9. andrekp

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    If it's a laptop, you may have to open it to get it clean. I did one given me by a friend and it was a veritable nest in there. Cat hair and crumbs were everywhere there was air. No wonder it didn't work right...
     
  10. neoprimitive

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    like has been said, clean it thoroughly, whether its a laptop or desktop. run ccleaner disk defrag and disk error checking. you also need to find out whats running on it. ie. malware, virus etc. also see what its running at startup, you may have some crap running that is causing your CPU to spike and overheat. if you're computer illiterate, nows a good time to start learning a bit about it. you can get all the info you need off google. you dont need to be an expert, but learning a few essentials will help you greatly.
    also if its a laptop, get a small laptop cooler to get it off the desk/table so that there is room underneath it for air flow, it can make a huge differenence.
    even just a few wine corks sliced in half to prop it up can help.
     
  11. sears

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    How old is the computer? I hate to say it but maybe you need a new computer. I had a $250 Dell outlet special that was like that after 4-5 years. It was running too hot because of what it was being asked to do. You could buy a better graphics card to take some of the load off of the CPU.
     
  12. SPSurgeon

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    If the cooling assembly that sits on top of the cpu has a remote heatsink (cooling assembly) with a heat pipe connecting the 2 parts it's possible that that assembly has failed. Basically you look for a complicated assembly on top of the cpu with a small copper tube connecting 2 parts as opposed to a simple finned cover.
     
  13. Tone Meister

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    :agree

    If this doesn't do it then you could have a hardware issue, provided, of course, that it's a Windows PC.
     
  14. TeleBlack

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    Lay off the european pron sites.
     

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