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If you mean it happens every time after 5 minutes, then there must be a program running in the background which isn't noticeable or which you haven't noticed. After it's switched On, leave it for 5 minutes doing nothing, only leave Task Manager opened and watch the Processes list the the CPU Usage. I would also like to know which antivirus program or similar programs are installed on your computer.
It's always important to first diagnose the Softwares/Programs before dealing with the Hardware(s). It could be Hardware as well, but since you didn't mention anything about software or programs, let's try just one time as a verification.
Please don't forget to click the "Show Processes from all users" in the Processes section of the Task Manager. If you see any program which utilizes the maximum % of CPU, then note and terminate if possible (End Process Tree) and see if that helps or not. Definitely you'll be able to notice something in the Task Manager.
Let me know the result. All the Best.
Posted on Nov 12, 2010
Ok first get a program called speedfan, this will give you complete control over your fan.
next, you need to check out what programs are starting up at boot time, these most likely are starting up and running in the background hogging the CPU, and that's why the Fan comes on, as when the CPU is under heavy useage the Fan kicks in to cool it down. It is NOT a Fan problem per sa.
Open up RUN>msconfig (enter) when Msconfig comes up, go to the Startup Tab and Uncheck whatever you do NOT want to start up, frankly you need nothing at boot time, really, as anything needed can be started up anyway.. also check out the Services tab too, also here carefully go over what is starting up here too, and disable as necessary. in BOTH areas. This will improve speed tremendously.
make sure too that you do a disk cleanup, Right click on the HDD and choose cleanup, this will remove all rubbish and temporary files and make the system on the whole more responsive too,
Finally do a full malware antivirus scan too... meticulously go over the PC looking for malware or Virus, especially root kits, download an anti-rootkit software and run it to be safe also. Once these things are attended to, i am sure you will notice a more responsive system.
If of course it is still all mucked up, after trying all this, than as you suggest, a new fresh install may just be the best thing.. make sure you save all settings for transfer to the new install, also drivers too.. reinstall, update all service packs, then restore the users settings, ya be good to go, hopefully it will not come to that.
Posted on Nov 11, 2010
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