The fan sounds like a jet engine prepping for takeoff when the computer was sitting idle. So I downloaded Core Temp and it is telling me that the TJ max is 85C and my computer is running at 78-83C at that was when there was nothing going on.
My question is what is going on that is making it run that hot? Also, what should I do to stop it?
Some background: The hard drive is failing on this computer. I just reformatted and re-installed windows to factory settings, so I dont think there would be any viruses, malware, etc. But I am curious why it is running so hot. And now Im seeing the CPU cores are showing usage at 90-100%. All I have open is Firefox, Core Temp, Task managner.
This computer is an HP TouchSmart all in one with Vista Premium. (I know this is Win 7 forums. My other one has 7.) CPU is below, GeForce 9300M GS, hard drive is 500GB ST3500620AS.