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07-Jul-2008, 06:12 PM #1
Exclamation Dell Inspiron B130 / Overheating!
I have a Dell Inspiron b130... it's overheating constantly. I downloaded a program that's suppose to help control the fans and tells the temperature(?).. it started at 95, down to 81 now.. I have the fans set on auto but I don't think that's the problem.

It's running Windows XP... SLOWER THAN MOLASSES!!
I don't care if I have to re-do my entire computer and lose everything at this point, I just want it to run at a normal speed and stop overheating. It honestly takes 10-15 minutes just for my computer to start.

((i've run ccleaner, avg free edition, ad-aware, nothing comes up))

ANY SUGGESTIONS, pretty please?
I'm about to throw this thing out the window.
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07-Jul-2008, 06:23 PM #2
Maybe your CPU is overclocked too much?

..but if it was, it would fry the CPU right?..

Worth a shot, if you are about to throw it out. When your computer starts up get into the BIOS. Depending on your BIOS Software, go to where you can find the CPU information. Could you tell me what CPU it is, and at what Ghz it's running?
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07-Jul-2008, 06:37 PM #3
i don't know if i follow..

when i do ctrl-alt-del to get the windows task manager, under performance it provides me with this...

cpu usage: (it's ranging from 60-98 constantly going up and down.. mainly in the 90's though)
pf usage: 399 mb

i don't see anywhere where it answers the 2nd, though

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07-Jul-2008, 06:43 PM #4
Ok try this.
Ok. I suspect you are using WinXP? Tell me if I'm wrong.

Go Start > Control Pannel > System > Hardware Tab > Device Manager

This should pop up a new window, which lists all the different devices connected to your computer

NOTE: The path above may be similar or different, I'm trying to remember it as i have Vista Ultime


Now go to Processors, and tell me what your Processor is

NOTE2: CPU = Processor


Also, where your Processor usage is going up and down - That's normal. Depending every little thing you do (from moving your mouse to opening and running a game) will affect your CPU usage.

If you could post quickly, as I have to go soon

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07-Jul-2008, 07:01 PM #5
Well, I gotta go now. I'll check back and reply when I get home.
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07-Jul-2008, 09:22 PM #6
Gotcha!
Sorry, ran to the store.
Intel(R) Celeron(R) M Processor 1.50 GHz

Does that help?
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08-Jul-2008, 06:54 PM #7
Hmm
Ok, so. We've figured it can't be the CPU, and I sort of figured that out before. Just wanted to confirm.

Do you have any graphics card or network card in it? If so, try turning the computer off & at power point and remove them 1 by 1.
This might save power going to the computer.

But, it could be many different reasons. Such as CPU fan faulty, or power supply fan faulty.
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20-Aug-2008, 03:10 PM #8
I had the same problem with mine overheating...just turn off the computer, flip it over, and open up the cover to the heat exchanger (heatsink?)...mine had a ton of dust and crap in there. Worked like new after that! Hope that helps (though it's been a month).
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