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Windows 7: Fan running at Full Speed, CPU Usage at 100%


25 Jun 2011   #11

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I did find the correct driver here just in case someone else needs it. Now, the only other question I have is about the fan. It does seem to be running very hot, so hot that it heats up the left side of the keyboard. After performing all of these functions, my free physical memory is still relatively small. Is there anyway to increase it?


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25 Jun 2011   #12

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you can remove extra startup items from boot using msconfig

just go to the search box type msconfig and hit enter.
Enable selective startup and go to the startup tab.

It's probably in your best interest to investigate the items there on your own so you can figure their importance. The computer will run without any of them loading but some of them are better to have around than others.

I generally disable any tray apps related to printing as the printer still works without them. since we are dealing with a laptop heat comes with the Territory you can consider a powered cooling pad for it. Or even a professional cleaning.
Given its age it's very likely got some dust clogging it up inside.

Of course it's possible to clean it yourself, but taking apart a laptop is not something I recommend for people with no experience and no one to help them.
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25 Jun 2011   #13

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I've gotten rid all of them. I used msconfig, then restarted my PC before I posted my last post. Sorry, I should have said something.
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25 Jun 2011   #14

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I idle with about 1.5 gigs in use. I have more ram than that though. I wouldn't worry about it, win 7 is better with managing memory than previous versions, and while it keeps more in use in general. It's usually for a good reason. It will push unused items into the pagefile if it needs to for opening a large app or game.
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26 Jun 2011   #15
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26 Jun 2011   #16

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The vents don't look clogged at all. I will probably still blow air into the vents though to move any dust that I cannot see.
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