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Matt
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      06-12-2010
Hi,

I'm totally illiterate when it comes to fixing computers (just am an expert
in applicationsl likeExcel), and don't even know if I'm posting to the right
place. I suspect not but i figured I'd give it a try.

I have a two year old HP laptop and the processor/fan is racing like crazy
every five minutes, especially when running a multimedia application to view
videos.

Anybody have any suggestions. I supected it was the overbearing Norton anti
virus but I'm not so sure. When I run the task manager and look for what is
taking the memory up, it's usually Windows explorer. I also suspected the
HP pc health application as well but am unsure what will happen if I remove
that program. I see definite periodic high spikes in PC processor usage in
task manager.

Regards.
Matt



 
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thecreator
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      06-12-2010
Hi Matt,

Wrong Newsgroup. You crossposted into WindowsXP Help and Support.


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"Matt" <> wrote in message
news:%...
> Hi,
>
> I'm totally illiterate when it comes to fixing computers (just am an
> expert in applicationsl likeExcel), and don't even know if I'm posting to
> the right place. I suspect not but i figured I'd give it a try.
>
> I have a two year old HP laptop and the processor/fan is racing like crazy
> every five minutes, especially when running a multimedia application to
> view videos.
>
> Anybody have any suggestions. I supected it was the overbearing Norton
> anti virus but I'm not so sure. When I run the task manager and look for
> what is taking the memory up, it's usually Windows explorer. I also
> suspected the HP pc health application as well but am unsure what will
> happen if I remove that program. I see definite periodic high spikes in
> PC processor usage in task manager.
>
> Regards.
> Matt
>
>
>



 
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Bruce Hagen
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      06-12-2010

"Matt" <> wrote in message
news:%...
> Hi,
>
> I'm totally illiterate when it comes to fixing computers (just am an
> expert in applicationsl likeExcel), and don't even know if I'm posting
> to the right place. I suspect not but i figured I'd give it a try.
>
> I have a two year old HP laptop and the processor/fan is racing like
> crazy every five minutes, especially when running a multimedia
> application to view videos.
>
> Anybody have any suggestions. I supected it was the overbearing Norton
> anti virus but I'm not so sure. When I run the task manager and look
> for what is taking the memory up, it's usually Windows explorer. I also
> suspected the HP pc health application as well but am unsure what will
> happen if I remove that program. I see definite periodic high spikes in
> PC processor usage in task manager.
>
> Regards.
> Matt
>
>
>



You hear it making a sound like it's whirring up an down? The fan(s) is
probably loaded with dust. Go to Staples or Office Depot and get "Air In A
Can". Unplug the CPU and take the side panel off. You may need to take the
fan cover off too. Even when it looks like it's clean from either end, it
can still be loaded with dust. You might want to do this outside to avoid
a mess.
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Imperial Beach, CA

 
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      06-12-2010
Side panel on a laptop?????????
"Bruce Hagen" <> wrote in message
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>
> "Matt" <> wrote in message
> news:%...
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm totally illiterate when it comes to fixing computers (just am an
>> expert in applicationsl likeExcel), and don't even know if I'm posting to
>> the right place. I suspect not but i figured I'd give it a try.
>>
>> I have a two year old HP laptop and the processor/fan is racing like
>> crazy every five minutes, especially when running a multimedia
>> application to view videos.
>>
>> Anybody have any suggestions. I supected it was the overbearing Norton
>> anti virus but I'm not so sure. When I run the task manager and look for
>> what is taking the memory up, it's usually Windows explorer. I also
>> suspected the HP pc health application as well but am unsure what will
>> happen if I remove that program. I see definite periodic high spikes in
>> PC processor usage in task manager.
>>
>> Regards.
>> Matt
>>
>>
>>

>
>
> You hear it making a sound like it's whirring up an down? The fan(s) is
> probably loaded with dust. Go to Staples or Office Depot and get "Air In A
> Can". Unplug the CPU and take the side panel off. You may need to take the
> fan cover off too. Even when it looks like it's clean from either end, it
> can still be loaded with dust. You might want to do this outside to avoid
> a mess.
> --
> Bruce Hagen
> MS-MVP [Mail]
> Imperial Beach, CA
>



 
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Unknown
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      06-12-2010

Be sure the laptop has nothing blocking the air intakes.
"Matt" <> wrote in message
news:%...
> Hi,
>
> I'm totally illiterate when it comes to fixing computers (just am an
> expert in applicationsl likeExcel), and don't even know if I'm posting to
> the right place. I suspect not but i figured I'd give it a try.
>
> I have a two year old HP laptop and the processor/fan is racing like crazy
> every five minutes, especially when running a multimedia application to
> view videos.
>
> Anybody have any suggestions. I supected it was the overbearing Norton
> anti virus but I'm not so sure. When I run the task manager and look for
> what is taking the memory up, it's usually Windows explorer. I also
> suspected the HP pc health application as well but am unsure what will
> happen if I remove that program. I see definite periodic high spikes in
> PC processor usage in task manager.
>
> Regards.
> Matt
>
>
>



 
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Bruce Hagen
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      06-12-2010
Yeah, well, it was early.

"Unknown" <> wrote in message
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> Side panel on a laptop?????????
> "Bruce Hagen" <> wrote in message
> news:hv02qm$oef$...
>>
>> "Matt" <> wrote in message
>> news:%...
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I'm totally illiterate when it comes to fixing computers (just am an
>>> expert in applicationsl likeExcel), and don't even know if I'm posting
>>> to the right place. I suspect not but i figured I'd give it a try.
>>>
>>> I have a two year old HP laptop and the processor/fan is racing like
>>> crazy every five minutes, especially when running a multimedia
>>> application to view videos.
>>>
>>> Anybody have any suggestions. I supected it was the overbearing
>>> Norton anti virus but I'm not so sure. When I run the task manager
>>> and look for what is taking the memory up, it's usually Windows
>>> explorer. I also suspected the HP pc health application as well but
>>> am unsure what will happen if I remove that program. I see definite
>>> periodic high spikes in PC processor usage in task manager.
>>>
>>> Regards.
>>> Matt
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>> You hear it making a sound like it's whirring up an down? The fan(s) is
>> probably loaded with dust. Go to Staples or Office Depot and get "Air
>> In A Can". Unplug the CPU and take the side panel off. You may need to
>> take the fan cover off too. Even when it looks like it's clean from
>> either end, it can still be loaded with dust. You might want to do this
>> outside to avoid a mess.
>> --
>> Bruce Hagen
>> MS-MVP [Mail]
>> Imperial Beach, CA
>>

>
>


 
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Unknown
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      06-12-2010

9:57 AM is early for you????
"Bruce Hagen" <> wrote in message
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> Yeah, well, it was early.
>
> "Unknown" <> wrote in message
> news:...
>> Side panel on a laptop?????????
>> "Bruce Hagen" <> wrote in message
>> news:hv02qm$oef$...
>>>
>>> "Matt" <> wrote in message
>>> news:%...
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I'm totally illiterate when it comes to fixing computers (just am an
>>>> expert in applicationsl likeExcel), and don't even know if I'm posting
>>>> to the right place. I suspect not but i figured I'd give it a try.
>>>>
>>>> I have a two year old HP laptop and the processor/fan is racing like
>>>> crazy every five minutes, especially when running a multimedia
>>>> application to view videos.
>>>>
>>>> Anybody have any suggestions. I supected it was the overbearing Norton
>>>> anti virus but I'm not so sure. When I run the task manager and look
>>>> for what is taking the memory up, it's usually Windows explorer. I
>>>> also suspected the HP pc health application as well but am unsure what
>>>> will happen if I remove that program. I see definite periodic high
>>>> spikes in PC processor usage in task manager.
>>>>
>>>> Regards.
>>>> Matt
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> You hear it making a sound like it's whirring up an down? The fan(s) is
>>> probably loaded with dust. Go to Staples or Office Depot and get "Air In
>>> A Can". Unplug the CPU and take the side panel off. You may need to take
>>> the fan cover off too. Even when it looks like it's clean from either
>>> end, it can still be loaded with dust. You might want to do this outside
>>> to avoid a mess.
>>> --
>>> Bruce Hagen
>>> MS-MVP [Mail]
>>> Imperial Beach, CA
>>>

>>
>>

>



 
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Bruce Hagen
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      06-12-2010
Not everyone lives in the central time zone. My original reply was at 6:51
PDT. Look at my headers.

"Unknown" <> wrote in message
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>
> 9:57 AM is early for you????
> "Bruce Hagen" <> wrote in message
> news:hv0784$6nt$...
>> Yeah, well, it was early.
>>
>> "Unknown" <> wrote in message
>> news:...
>>> Side panel on a laptop?????????
>>> "Bruce Hagen" <> wrote in message
>>> news:hv02qm$oef$...
>>>>
>>>> "Matt" <> wrote in message
>>>> news:%...
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm totally illiterate when it comes to fixing computers (just am an
>>>>> expert in applicationsl likeExcel), and don't even know if I'm
>>>>> posting to the right place. I suspect not but i figured I'd give it
>>>>> a try.
>>>>>
>>>>> I have a two year old HP laptop and the processor/fan is racing like
>>>>> crazy every five minutes, especially when running a multimedia
>>>>> application to view videos.
>>>>>
>>>>> Anybody have any suggestions. I supected it was the overbearing
>>>>> Norton anti virus but I'm not so sure. When I run the task manager
>>>>> and look for what is taking the memory up, it's usually Windows
>>>>> explorer. I also suspected the HP pc health application as well but
>>>>> am unsure what will happen if I remove that program. I see definite
>>>>> periodic high spikes in PC processor usage in task manager.
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards.
>>>>> Matt
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> You hear it making a sound like it's whirring up an down? The fan(s)
>>>> is probably loaded with dust. Go to Staples or Office Depot and get
>>>> "Air In A Can". Unplug the CPU and take the side panel off. You may
>>>> need to take the fan cover off too. Even when it looks like it's
>>>> clean from either end, it can still be loaded with dust. You might
>>>> want to do this outside to avoid a mess.
>>>> --
>>>> Bruce Hagen
>>>> MS-MVP [Mail]
>>>> Imperial Beach, CA
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>

>
>


 
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Steve Cochran
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      06-13-2010
Everything gets better when you uninstall Norton. HP also runs a lot of stuff at startup and so you might try disabling some of that. When you do a lot of video processing (e.g. viewing), the processor will normally be well-occupied and the fans will kick in to cool it.

steve

"Matt" <> wrote in message news:%...
> Hi,
>
> I'm totally illiterate when it comes to fixing computers (just am an expert
> in applicationsl likeExcel), and don't even know if I'm posting to the right
> place. I suspect not but i figured I'd give it a try.
>
> I have a two year old HP laptop and the processor/fan is racing like crazy
> every five minutes, especially when running a multimedia application to view
> videos.
>
> Anybody have any suggestions. I supected it was the overbearing Norton anti
> virus but I'm not so sure. When I run the task manager and look for what is
> taking the memory up, it's usually Windows explorer. I also suspected the
> HP pc health application as well but am unsure what will happen if I remove
> that program. I see definite periodic high spikes in PC processor usage in
> task manager.
>
> Regards.
> Matt
>
>
>

 
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Peter Foldes
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      06-13-2010
Matt

The very first thing that you need to do is to uninstall Norton as per the link
below. When done post back about the change that it made to your "racing processor"
and we shall continue from there
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039
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"Matt" <> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I'm totally illiterate when it comes to fixing computers (just am an expert in
> applicationsl likeExcel), and don't even know if I'm posting to the right place.
> I suspect not but i figured I'd give it a try.
>
> I have a two year old HP laptop and the processor/fan is racing like crazy every
> five minutes, especially when running a multimedia application to view videos.
>
> Anybody have any suggestions. I supected it was the overbearing Norton anti virus
> but I'm not so sure. When I run the task manager and look for what is taking the
> memory up, it's usually Windows explorer. I also suspected the HP pc health
> application as well but am unsure what will happen if I remove that program. I
> see definite periodic high spikes in PC processor usage in task manager.
>
> Regards.
> Matt
>
>
>


 
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