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#1 Temujinn

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:17 PM

My problem is a little non-descript.
I have a HP Pavilion running Vista Home Premium SP 2
64-bit system
AMD Athlon 64 x2 5200+ 2.7GhZ
5.00g of RAM


It is running slow, and with only a little exaggeration sounds like a hair dryer. I use AVG and the built in firewall.
I dont game, I dont do much of anything except read articles. AVG has found little to nothing so cant say I suspect malware--but what do I know.

It runs so hard it shuts itself off--after this occurs on first reboot I am told windows could NOT fix the problem.

Sorry for the ineptitude, but Ive never had such a generic kind of problem with comps Ive owned for years. This is however the first Vista system I have used, and i know correlation doenst imply causation...

Anyway suggestions on what my problem might be and how to fix it would be very much appreciated.


NOTE: I read a LOT of PDFs. I am hoping that I wasnt exploited on that avenue.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:24 PM

Sounds like you may be running hot. Download Speedfan which will report what temps you are experiencing. It might be that your system needs a good cleaning.
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:31 PM

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downloaded an scanned--it doesnt look hot to me--but then when i was doing this--it wasnt roaring away either.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 04:55 PM

This is a speedfan snip when it was running balls out.
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 06:17 PM

when it was running balls out.

What were you doing at that time?
59C is pretty hot.

Just to double check....

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 01:19 AM

At the time of the second snip--my wife had been watching a movie.


I will assuredly do that in the morning. I am not presently on that system or i would do it now.

I have however opened her up and cleaned her (not as well as i wished) but to a decidedly superior state then what it was.


After cleaning the computer the fans were not even audible, it didnt not shut down or slow.
However, I will again do what suggested as secondary check to make sure it is indeed operating properly now that it has been cleaned.

I figure Ill stream a movie and then take the temp with SIW to see if the problem really was just it needed a cleaning.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 01:23 AM

That's correct.
I assume, you used compressed air to clean the interior?

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 11:15 AM

I tried to use compressed air. I actually had to go inside, disassemble the fan/heatsink and get dirty. I have use to work on an electronics manufacturing line so I understand how to properly handle the equipment--and keep my wife away from it when she brings bleach wipes to clean the computer.
I watched a movie then played about an hours worth of flash games(which is about as rugged a use as this thing sees) and this is what I got;
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:32 PM

and keep my wife away from it when she brings bleach wipes to clean the computer.

Hahaha.....

Temperatures look fine :)

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 01:06 AM

Thank You both.
Issue resolved,
and now I know I need to give more maintenance to this machine then my older ones.

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 11:09 AM

Glad it was as simple as a good cleaning!
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