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Dell Vostro A860 Ntbk, Vista Home Basic, Slow, Fan Always Running

Dell Vostro A860 running Vista Home Basic, fan is always running full speed, the system seems slow. I wonder if there are processes running in the background that I don't need.
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Try one of my Tips & Tricks which i had published

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I hope it might help your Notebook run faster.

Posted on May 12, 2010

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