Thank you! Turning the fan on before it gets it gets hot did the trick. I wish I knew this when I bought it.
I've looked at fan control programs before, but today I found one specifically designed for dells.
My computer has always had this problem, the fan/throttling never really seemed to work right. Sometimes my computer would get incredibly hot and I'd have to turn it off because the fan wouldn't kick in. Sometimes the fan would kick in and cool it down, but the CPU wouldn't go back to it's former speed.
I clean my fan regularly (I have 4 dogs
), and I alway use it on a foldup table I have, so none of the vents are blocked.