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Hello, I have an HP Pavilion Slimline windows Vista and the fan won't stop running. Is this okay? It is not hot where the pc is sitting so I don't know if it's stuck or whats going on with it Any suggestions? Free website fixers? Thanks, Toni

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Theres nothing wrong unless you feel that the inside of your PC feels hot. The cpu usually shuts down automaticallly if the system is overheating. It maybe your cpu/heatsink - have it check out to see if its defective. On top of the cpu is the heatsink assembly.

Heres a what a typical cpu/heat assembly assembly looks like on a desktop PC:

http://www.pctechguide.com/images/tutorials/Pentium4/FitHeatSink1.gif

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Good news! You don't want the fan to stop running. There are 2 in there most likely- one for the power supply and one for the CPU. Both run continuously to keep the innards at a safe operating temperature. If you want to keep an eye on the temperatures, I use SpeedFan and it'll keep a temperature in the lower right for you to watch.
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