racing processor on HP laptop with Windows Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Matt, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Matt

    Matt Guest

    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
     
    Matt, Jun 12, 2010
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  2. Matt

    thecreator Guest

    Hi Matt,

    Wrong Newsgroup. You crossposted into WindowsXP Help and Support.


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    thecreator



    "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
    >
    >
    >
     
    thecreator, Jun 12, 2010
    #2
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  3. Matt

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    "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
     
    Bruce Hagen, Jun 12, 2010
    #3
  4. Matt

    Unknown Guest

    Side panel on a laptop?????????
    "Bruce Hagen" <> wrote in message
    news:hv02qm$oef$-september.org...
    >
    > "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
    >
     
    Unknown, Jun 12, 2010
    #4
  5. Matt

    Unknown Guest

    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
    >
    >
    >
     
    Unknown, Jun 12, 2010
    #5
  6. Matt

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Yeah, well, it was early.

    "Unknown" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Side panel on a laptop?????????
    > "Bruce Hagen" <> wrote in message
    > news:hv02qm$oef$-september.org...
    >>
    >> "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
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Bruce Hagen, Jun 12, 2010
    #6
  7. Matt

    Unknown Guest

    9:57 AM is early for you????
    "Bruce Hagen" <> wrote in message
    news:hv0784$6nt$-september.org...
    > Yeah, well, it was early.
    >
    > "Unknown" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Side panel on a laptop?????????
    >> "Bruce Hagen" <> wrote in message
    >> news:hv02qm$oef$-september.org...
    >>>
    >>> "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
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
     
    Unknown, Jun 12, 2010
    #7
  8. Matt

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Not everyone lives in the central time zone. My original reply was at 6:51
    PDT. Look at my headers.

    "Unknown" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    >
    > 9:57 AM is early for you????
    > "Bruce Hagen" <> wrote in message
    > news:hv0784$6nt$-september.org...
    >> Yeah, well, it was early.
    >>
    >> "Unknown" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Side panel on a laptop?????????
    >>> "Bruce Hagen" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:hv02qm$oef$-september.org...
    >>>>
    >>>> "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
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >
     
    Bruce Hagen, Jun 12, 2010
    #8
  9. 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
    >
    >
    >
     
    Steve Cochran, Jun 13, 2010
    #9
  10. Matt

    Peter Foldes Guest

    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/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039
    --
    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect

    "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
    >
    >
    >
     
    Peter Foldes, Jun 13, 2010
    #10
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