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The fan revs up like a jet taking off. it happens quite often

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This happens when it is getting too hot inside your computer. Take a can of compressed air and blow out the dust inside the computer, around the heatsink, fans, and any vents you see. Follow the instructions on the can for maximum efficiency. This will allow your computer to run cooler and the fan won't have to run on high speed quite as often, if at all.

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