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Fan Tying Up Resources?

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#1 sportsbaron


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Posted 28 December 2006 - 08:16 AM

this is an odd question but it appears that something happens regularly on my computer that ties things up. Every so often when using the computer it seems to freeze up for a few moments and a fan type noise comes on, lasts maybe 30 seconds or so and then stops, and while it's doing this it seems like all the resources are being tied up on the computer as you can't do anything and it's real slow. The noise sounds like a cooling fan, could be one of the drives maybe, anyone ever hear of this?????

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 08:25 AM

Not unless you have a fan monitoring program, or a temperature monitoring program.

Could it be your CD/DVD drive? I know that mine will try to read what's in the drive at startup...but only at startup.

Next time this happens, hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete, click task manager (might bring you right to in in XP home edition) and look at the process's and see what's sucking up all your resources. Post back and let us know what you find.

Also, what kind of computer do you have (model), and is it a lap top or a desk top?

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 09:58 AM

Generally the fan won't tie up resources - but the thing that turns the fan on is probably indicating that something else is actually using them (which causes your system to heat up from the extra work, which causes the fan to start)

stevealmighty's suggestion about the Processes tab in Task Manager is the way to go with this one.
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