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Heat Problems, High Cpu Usage, Turns Off Automatically.


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#1 strife2001

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 07:31 PM

Hi guys,
Firstly, I've been to the malware forum and I'm told that it is not the issue.
I'm having problems with my computer running at a high CPU usage whenever I use a virus scanning software. So, first question: Is it normal for scans to use close to 100% CPU usage?
Anyway, as a result, the side of the computer gradually gets very hot and soon enough the computer shuts down unprompted. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance =)

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 07:41 PM

Well I don't know about the heat problem, but when I scan for viruses and stuff I can't really do much except have a web browser opened and it still runs slow. Virus scans usually do take most of your cpu usage and thats just the way it is :/
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Posted 03 November 2006 - 07:43 PM

Have you opened your case, and cleaned out the inside, lately?
If not, here's a tutorial that should help.
Cleaning the Interior of your PC
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Posted 04 November 2006 - 09:16 PM

Thanks for your replies.
It is actually a laptop, so is there alternate instructions for cleaning that?
"Although the same principle applies to laptops and notebook PCs, because of the difficulty dismantling them these instructions do not apply to those types of computer."

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 10:01 PM

You can get a can off compressed air at a PC or office supply store etc,, Blow it thru the fans on the bottom.
Down in the keys and thru the bottom again. you should see some dust come out. So as not to overspin the blades use a cotton swab or something to lock the fan blade prior to blowing with the compressed air.
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Posted 05 November 2006 - 03:47 PM

Cleaning the inside of a laptop is a dainty chore best left to those who've done it before. That being said, if you're adventurous like me, you'll try it anyway!

1) Get instructions on how to open up your particular make/model of laptop
2) Observe good antistatic precautions
3) Blow it out with short diffuse bursts of compressed air (short, so that the cold air expanding doesn't cause moisture to form on the components, diffuse so that if you get a bit overzealous you won't damage anything.

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