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Trouble w/ heatsink?

I had some trouble with my fan and heatsink being all clogged up and took it to myself, bad idea I know, to clean by taking the laptop apart. I put it all together and things are great but the fan works every other second and I can use the computer but things run slowly. Like for example, loading/ importing cds into itunes or playing even a google video. Please help because I have no other options. I live now in Austria and dont really want to go to a pc doctor here.

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  • Andrew Gerke May 11, 2007

    thank you responding fast. I am new to this type of things and do not know what to do once in the hardware devise manager. Am I to fix something? Or is there something special I am looking for. I took the memory back out and it seems like I put it in the right way. and I scaned for viruses and nothing was found. I am still not doing something right. Any ideas?

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The fan is supposed to work only according to the CPU temperature. If your machine is slow, check f there are hardwares affected when you disassemled it. Us the hardware device manager to look for devices with error or missing. Of course you have to the configuration before you dismantled the PC. It is also a possiblity that the reason why the PC is slow is that the memory was not inserted correctly. Check the size of the memory if it is the same as it was before you dismatled the PC. Look for software problem, maybe you are just thinking that because you dismatled the PC now it is slow. Maybe there is virus, spmams, worms, trojanns, etc. Check for resource usage, CPU load etc.

Posted on May 11, 2007

  • Michael Ifurung May 22, 2007

    You can monitor the software activity by invoking task manager (ctrl-alt-del).
    on the poerformance tab, you can view the CPU load. It should indicate less than 10% activity. If the cpu load is high, click the Process tab and look for process that is eating your memory and CPU power.

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