Question about IBM Netvista Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz / 512MB DDR / 40GB HDD / DVD-ROM / 10/100Mbps LAN / Windows XP P (RBP42400XPP) PC Desktop
When a fan runs continuously, it suggests a narrow and definable range of possible issues.
1. Dust "Bunnies" have inhabited the blades of the fan directly where they spin, and/or have clogged the cooling blades at the end of the heatsink arm bars made of high heat conductive copper, and the heat can't get out.
2. The temperature control chip on the main board (motherboand) has failed (or is close to doing so) and is sending the wrong information to the fan, causing it to run when it doesn't need to.
3. You have not recently visited the site for drivers and downloads for your computer to check if a new BIOS release is available to reconfigure the fan settings.
4. You are asking entirely too much of the processor for operations when you should have upgraded what I consider to be an under-supplied sufficiency of RAM for your unit.
It is my hope you'll consult briefly with a knowledgable local friend to discuss these issues and rememdy them in the exact order I've stated them.
To end on a less formal note....get an air compressor and blow the crud out of your machine and get some RAM.
Posted on Nov 06, 2010
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