Question about HP Computers & Internet
The surging is sporaic but once it starts it continues for 10+ minutes or more. Not sure what causes it to start or stop.
Other concern is that the computer appears to be constantgly running. How do I figure out what is running and limit these actions?
As far as the fan issue goes, especially if it's a laptop, blow out the fan exhaust area. Use compressed air to blow out the ventilation area in the opposite direction that air flows through it normally. You'll be amazed how much dust comes out. You can try one of those crappy over-priced ridiculously low pressure canned air deals but to really get it clean, find someone with an air compressor. A mechanic friend or someone in construction that uses an air nailer maybe? If it's a desktop, try blowing out the processor heat sink preferably with the fan removed. Be careful, start at lower pressure and slowly work your way up. Also, if you take the fan off of the heat sink, be careful not to knock the heat sink off of the processor or you will need to clean both surfaces (heat sink and processor), reapply a thin layer of heat sink grease, and reinstall the heat sink and fan assembly. I'll leave the second half of you question open incase both issues are one-in-the-same.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
Replace the fan! The bearings are starting to dry out and that's when it will surge.
The other concern is a little more difficult from your explanation. Try this, open the task manager byt pressing ctrl+alt+del. When the window pops up, left click on Task Manager. Click on the Processes tab at the top of the window. Now click twice on the CPU column to sort the processes so that the highest number is at the top. That will show you which processes are using the most of the CPU time.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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