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#1 pouringreign

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 12:18 PM

I am helping someone who has a noisy processor fan. I ran several spyware scanners and found malware. Superantispyware found: Trojan.media.codec (3 pieces) rogue.component/trace (15 pieces) Malwarebyte found rogue.winantispyware, rogue. installer spybot search and destroy found registry optomizer, malware wipe, spyheal.
The fan is spinning like crazy. It is a pentium 4 530j processor.
Then I did a disk error check: it found 4 bad clusters on the hard drive. The fan slowed up while it was fixing them but speed up again when it was over.
I am sort of stumped on this, it appears maybe it's a software problem however I'm not sure. Can anyone help me on this, I'm really stumped

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 12:59 PM

You could try using speedfan 4.40 to diagnose your system temps.

Here is the link http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

Run Speedfan and see if any of your hardware is running above the safe temperature range.

Post back your results.

I want to add, make sure your processor's heatsink fins are not clogged with dust as this can cause insufficient cooling.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 02:06 PM

I used pc wizard:
intel pentium 4 530j@3000 MHZ
Processor Temp: 78 Celcius
Mainboard Temp: 32 degrees celcius
cpu fan 4295

I'll try what you said

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:17 PM

speedfan 4.40

Fan1 4259 RPM
Fan2 2194 RPM
cpu 62 celcius
ambenient 31 celciuus
remote o celcius
chipset intel 82801fb

intel pentium 4 cpu 3.00 ghz

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:18 PM

Heat Sink is not clogged with Dust
Just reformatted to get out any software errors
still burning high

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:31 PM

Since I removed any possible software problems and the fan is still loud...should I assume that the motherboard is bad?

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 07:34 PM

I think this thread should be closed. Because I've tried everything except replacing the motherboard to fix it. It was a challenge however its a 4 year old computer, which can be replaced for less money than a new motherboard.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 07:46 PM

Besides the processor fan running loud does everything else seem to be fine?

Are you getting any system crashes at all?

If not, then I think you should just replace the processor fan with a new one, the fan might be worn out.

If that does not fix the problem, you'll always have a spare processor fan laying around when you need one.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 10:07 PM

I can try that...thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:35 AM

I can try that...thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 01:54 PM

Just to let you know. The person decided he would be better off buying a new computer in the near future. I ordered a recovery disk from HP and it should be here next week. He still may be able to use the computer even though the fan burns high. I was going to put in a new processor fan however the person decided that it was the motherboard. Actually the person is an engineer although retired so he is knowable about circuit board and the failures.

Thanks again! :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 01:58 PM

I would have replaced the heatsink/fan.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:01 PM

Me too...but what can you do Isn't the customer alway right? :thumbsup:




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