Hi ppl i recently got a laptop to fix off a friend. Its a Acer Aspire 5315, Celeron M530 1.73GHz, 1024MB RAM. The problem is that the cpu runs at 100% nearly all the time when im not running any apps. Its running vista so i updated virus ran a full system scan no virus found just the usual few tracing cookies. It still runs the same so i kill a few known processes (it had 73 processes running pretty high) it seemed to run a tab bit quicker but still at 100% cpu.
So i installed windows 7 ultimate via clean install it seemed to have helped for a while then BAM!! back too 100% cpu (Ram about 60% ish. So now i open it up clean abit of dust off the fan, blow it and tighten the cpu. Helped for 10 minutes now its back to 100%.
I dont know of any more troubleshooting to do on it. He's took it because he needs it and im going to get it back on sunday so im thinking should i take the fan apart and clean it and stick new artic 5 thermal paste on the celeron???
Is there any one out there that has anymore troubleshooting tips like hardware/software to troubleshoot this problem?? Please help..
Like any good free software that I can test the internal components temperature with...
I fought after I ditched the rubbish vista and acer's bloatware it would be running super fast but its not. lol. I know its a celeron but jeez it should'int be running at 100%.
Any help appreciated!!!