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DELL INSPIRON 1410 idle process takes high processor usage and heats up my pc

When idle, the pc is working hard and 50% of cpu is busy and fans are running heating up and making noise

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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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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
unit.

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Laptop running hot - Fan cycling on and off every 10-20 seconds

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

ArmyMason
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Hi,

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,
Armymason

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Dell inspiron 9300 17inch makes crackling sound then shuts down

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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SOURCE: Dell Inspiron E1505 will power off after 3 seconds

If the system will not run long enough to run diagsnostics, I'd replace the heatsink and the fan

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