Question about Dell Inspiron 8600 Notebook
When idle, the pc is working hard and 50% of cpu is busy and fans are running heating up and making noise
If running Windows OS - there could be several background processes running causing this higher CPU usage.
Hitting 'CTRL/ALT/DEL' will bring up the task manager (Win98/WinXP) or a Menu which has task manager (WinVista/Win7/Win8), you can then see what background programs are running.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dell c640 overheat
There would be no way to know if that is the case without opening the machine. I suggest taking it to a certified
laptop repair technician near you ( a Dell Store if under warranty ), and explaining the issue to them. I have not seen
this happen myself ( the heatsink popping off ) but that's not to say it can't happen. I suggest having the laptop
looked at sooner than later, as each time you turn it on and it overheats it reduces the life expectancy of your
Posted on Feb 24, 2008
My guess is that CPU fan, it there is one, is not working properly and your computer is heating up. Is it turning off, too, occasionally after a period of time? Suggest a new CPU fan.
Posted on Jun 14, 2008
Have you tried right clicking on the desktop (opening Display Properties), clicking on Screen Saver tab, Clicking the Power button, and setting the power schemes to Home/Office Desk? If its set on laptop it will reduce the processor speed when running on battery. I have noticed that even with it plugged in that some times it will run at half processor speed. Try that out.
Have a great day,
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
Please try to upgrade the BIOS version and flash the BIOS. Please check the link and follow the instructions: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1525/en/SM/bios.htm#wp1179839
Posted on Nov 04, 2009
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