I posted what i could about my system spec in the account place using the info program.
My issue is that my fan runs very loudly and does not turn off during idle/slow periods. I downloaded the speedfan program and this is how it looks currently. http://i.imgur.com/Cmjal.png
I don't think the difference between idle and running Chrome + Steam in the background would be enough to matter, so i'm not in a completely idle mode now. This is essentially my constant setup.
I'm rather inept when it comes to these things so i'm really not sure if this is even a problem or not. I know that cpu fans are always running, but i can't imagine 2800-2900 rpm being an idle speed. My temperatures are stable(as far as i know) and they only get to about 45% during heavier cpu usage. The noise on the other hand is not so pleasant, which is the biggest indicator to me that something is wrong.
I cleaned out the dust in the system, but i think i may have missed the heatsink or whatever itself.
I have also heard that doing a disk cleanup and defragmentation can solve the issue of a fan running constantly, however, doing that did not seem to help.
Any assistance would be most appreciated.