Question about Dell Inspiron 4000 Notebook
My laptop seems to always be running really hot and the fan is always on lately. It's driving me nuts because it sounds really loud. I'm not running a lot of crazy or CPU intensive programs (usually just iTunes and both browsers).
Is there anything I can do to cool down my Inspiron without just shutting it off altogether?
A couple suggestions:
try starting in safe mode and see if it does it still. It could be that you have some background program like Windows update or that new Windows active search function, which spends copious amounts of processor time cataloging your entire computer. Some anti-virus programs will do the same and eat up processor time. I'd try shutting down as many of these background processes to see what (or what combination) is causing the problem.
If this doesn't work, you might have a bad connection with your heatsink, which would cause your computer to stay at or your fan might be going bad, causing it to get really loud.
I'm not going to go into the possibility of it being used on a lap or bed or carpet where the fan intake vent is getting blocked. I know you've eliminated this as a possibility. Right?
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