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Windows 7: Hard drive recently replaced, CPU now runs VERY high

12 Jun 2013   #11

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12 Jun 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

Well played on cleaning out laptop, anyone with one should take a look at the intake areas and treat them gently with a nice vac for short bursts, while unplugged/no battery in, of course.

Daring folk could pop them open and check out under the keyboard as well, search on that if you dare.

We have 2 laptops and both with 2 fan stands that get power off of USB, doesn't require much, and have had zero issues with either of them, yet....

If you watch temps and it ever spikes, you know what's likely going on. :)
Good old dust bunnies.... desktops aint immune, check'em!!!!!
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 Hard drive recently replaced, CPU now runs VERY high

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