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CPU fan races

Upon launching a new application the cpu fan races for about 30 seconds and then slow down to normal speed
This creates abjectionable noise.

I await any suggested fixes as this appears abnormal and not related to any thermal issues.

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Turn up the task manager to monitor the cpu load. use ctrl shift esc to bring it up. now open up an application. see as the cpu meter goes from low to full green (high).. then check if the fan also speeds up. i guess you have a cmos setup on the motherboard that monitors cpu load and speeds up the fan.

as for the usb -speaker, please explain further..

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thanks bigunit12 - as I suspected, no real concern

expect the noise is a pain.

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