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#1 triad_cowboy

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:16 AM

Dont know if this is the right forum..... but it seem the most appropriate.

OPPPS!!! meant to post this in INternal hardware...

E Machine (dont laugh to much)
EL1352G
Windows Vista 64 Bit
AMD II X2 processor
2.8GHS
4 GB of Ram (max)

After weeks of constant freeze up or just responding slow for no apparent reason, no malware/spyware or other infections found.... using norton, and malwarebytes to scan I decided to check the temp...

Using speed fan to monitor... TEMP 1 is 125f everytime it gets slow or freezes up...
all other temps will be normal or acceptable per Speed fan...

Can anyone tell me what TEMP 1 is?
Even though the computer is less than a year old I will be checking to see and if required or needed will clean all internal hardware including the heat exchanger....

Anyone have any other ideas.. besides shooting the computer??

Edited by hamluis, 20 March 2012 - 12:26 PM.
Moved from External Hardware to Internal Hardware.


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:23 PM

Hi, I would just go ahead and open it up. Make sure the CPU heatsink is clean. Any other Heatsink & fan assemblies need to be sure they are checked
Check the bottom of the video card if there is one to be sure it's fan is running and the heatsink is clear of dust.

Make sure the power supply fan is running. You should feel lukewarm air blowing out of it.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

Cleaning it did seem to help it "Some" It was a little dirtier than expected....

She hasnt had time to use it like she normally does...
She plays lots of FB games and will have mutiple tabs open...
Will continue to monitor temps and see what happens....

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:25 AM

Hi, Something else to try.

Open the task manager and leave it running. Ctrl + Alt + Del keys.

When not doing anything it should show on the bottom CPU around 1%
When the computer gets slow what is the CPU usage percentage?
Having to many things open at once can also cause slowdowns.
Having two Antivirus running at the same time will cause problems too.


Also the Performance tab should show total memory and memory used.
Another thing to look at is the hard drive activity light. When the computer slows down is the light showing a lot of activity?

Slow Computer Checklist
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic44694.html
Also where it says delete unused programs in the above referenced it means Uninstall them. Just deleting can cause problems.

Good Luck
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:50 PM

Roger,

I believe I have solve the problem... re-locating the computer to a slightly different location where it could get proper ventalation did wonders.
I just fine it funny however the computer had been in the same location for almost a year prior to showing signs of a heating problems... The only thing that has change within this period of time is she replace the printer with a all in one,. My guess is somehow it change the the way the air flowed in and out.




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