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Old 10-05-2004, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The fan on my laptop is running constantly, whether there are programs open or not. I first noticed this after I got a few viruses which wouldn't let me into standard windows (fixed it through a scanner in safe mode). I've checked for viruses and spyware using multiple scanners. The noise is pretty annoying, any ideas?
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Old 10-05-2004, 03:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dunno what laptop you have, but hmm, maybe there is a setting in the bios that switches it. Maybe a setting lets you switch betewwn temperature dependent cooling and constant on, i dunno much bout laptops, sorry
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check your windows task manager, and then processes, and see if you have some suspicious application running, as if your fan is running constantly, menas that your processor is getting full load even in idle position. specially check for CPU IDLE, or similar processes like that.
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Is the laptop hot? Especially on the underside?
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When gaming it gets real hot, but normally its just fine.
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I would be worried if the fan STOPPED running.
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Do you have your laptop on a flat desk with clearance underneath it?
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