CPU Fan running loud CONSTANTLY and computer running very sluggish
My CPU fan has been running very loud lately, like it normally is quiet then it gets louder if it gets hot, and really loud if running a lot of programs.. first I looked to see if I had some type of virus or trojan that was causing some process to overwork the CPU and it showed nothing.. I suspected something because some "common" folder would continuously pop up on startup so I downloaded spybot search and destroy and it found some file Win.32KillAV-KQ so I figured I was due for a reformat so I took the case off and removed and cleaned the heatsink and fan for the CPU and gave it a full reformat. Well now the fan still continues to run very loud and the computer runs incredibly slow.. could my CPU be going out? Any ideas what could be wrong? Sorry for the long description
Re: CPU Fan running loud CONSTANTLY and computer running very sluggish
Some PC specs would be helpful. Check your temps in the BIOS. The most common cause of overheating is dust buildup on the CPU heatsink/fan that you have already addressed.
Did you get the heatsink /fan assy. securely fastened to the MOBO?