HELP! Really Weird Fan Problem

By Shane1244 ยท 5 replies
Jul 17, 2007
  1. I got a laptop that has always been fine, I reinstalled win xp pro on it and now it runs liek realyl fast for liek 15 minutes and then the fan comes on and is really loud, then my computer just gose liek dead slow. How can this be? I need some quick help fast, I need this laptop for work.

    Any help is greaty appericaited -Shane

    P4 Mobile 1.6 GHz

    My Guess:?

    Im guessing that either the CPU is getting really hot for soem reason, or the CPu thinks it getting really hot.

    Witch is turning the fans on full blast
    Lowering the CPU Speed?

    To cool it down?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    It might be overheating. Can you open it and clean out all the dust that may have accumulated? I'll bet there is a lot, especially around the fan and CPU.
  3. Shane1244

    Shane1244 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  4. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Your fan might be on the way out. It's possible. Many cpu's that get too hot just shut down the entire system (everything). Good idea to do the maintenence that you plan (cleaning out the dust). Good Luck.
  5. Shane1244

    Shane1244 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I could not decide witch screws to unscrew so i took it out to my shop and blew the air compressor through it. It is now running faster then ever. The fans are now only on when needed. it works perfect.

    Thank you all.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    So many homonyms, so little high school....

    Just a friendly little reminder from a frustrated English teacher, A "witch" flies on a broom. In a sentence with "which": Which witch was doing what with which broom where?
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