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Power supply and CPU fans spin fast

The two fans spins fast and makes a noise like an engine running at a high rpm when the computer is executing a task. For instance, when it opens ie, updates virus scan software, burn dvd etc. Please help?

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There may be no problem here. Has it always done this? Usually when executing some major tasks the CPU gets hotter and sends a signal that it requires the fans to work harder to keep from overheating. This may be normal.
hope this helps!

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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