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I thought it was just my computer with spywares so i spent hours backing up and then reformatting my computer.
Everything was fast at the start, but later this message pops up saying:

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WARNING: A problem with the cooling system has been detected.

Please turn off the computer immediately, and return it for service.
Once this message appears, my CPU runs around 60% slower...
I read that the computer does this when it is overheating. But i checked my fans and everything, the computer is cool.

On like the first 3mins I turn on computer, it's fast and normal. Is there a way to force the CPU not to run slower. I don't think my cooling system has a problem. I run on Toshiba Windows XP Professional 2.66Ghz Pentium 4 laptop.
Thanks for any help.:sigh:
 

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I would try to confirm some temps before you do anything, try going into the bios and look at what your temps get to
 

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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
Sorry, but what are temps?

EDIT: If you are talking about temperature, I went into the BIOS and there isn't much. Just 2 pages, nothing about temperature.

So anyone know how to make CPU run back 100% because right now, the CPU is just holding back in case of burning.
 

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I would advise you to download this program and install it. It should be able to tell you what your temps ( Yes sorry temperatures ) are. I really don't think anyone, myself included, would want to even attempt to get your CPU back at 100 percent with out verifying that the temps are not out too far as this can really damage your CPU if it runs too hot

DOWNLOAD MB5 HERE

can you please post back your Temps and then we can see what can be done :wave:
 

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I don't really get how to use this software.
Is this my data already? I took a screenshot of the dashboard. I don't see any place for scan or anything.
 

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Looks like a faulty sensor. Most computers use a WINBOND brand sensor chip that reports system information to the BIOS and other things such as Motherboard Monitor. If that chip is damaged or goes bad then faulty data, or no data at all, is sent which can cause problems like you're seeing now. After you've checked inside to make sure things are good (even a loose wire can be the culprit) then you may want to consider a new board.
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 · (Edited)
Sad news, it might actually be my cooling pipes which has the problem. I used Mobile Meter and came up with these conditions:

Frequency: 2.66GHz
Temperature: 71.0 degrees
HDD #0: 33.0 degrees
I don't see any place on the computer that feels too hot. The fan is working good and i feel a small wind coming from the back of the laptop. When it says temperature, which part of the computer is it talking about?:4-dontkno

EDIT: It says the Critical Temperature is 93 degrees in the options menu. Could my Windows be making the CPU slow so that it never reaches critical?
 

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The temps you are getting are from your CPU and 71 is way too high. Your bios will ramp your cpu speed down to try and limit the power and reduce heat.
 

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Since this is a laptop, switch the power scheme in Windows XP to Notebook/laptop and see if temps improve. The load temps should not go above 70 degrees. If they don't, you should look into a cooling pad.

EDIT: There is a point (certain temperature) in which the BIOS uses something called stop clock throttling to reduce the temps before it actually shuts down the laptop. This could definitely reduce performance.
 

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I would like to just thank you all for the help.
But I eventually had to get it to a specialist. He said that both the fans were just getting cramped up and too weak. Now it's fixed and I don't get that problem anymore. But just 1 question, on the mobile meter, it still says the temperature is 71 degrees...
 

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Win9x:NO 64Bit:NO GiveIO:YES SpeedFan:YES
I/O properly initialized
Linked ISA BUS at $0290
SMBus successfully enabled
Linked Intel 82801DB ICH4 SMBUS at $D880
Scanning ISA BUS at $0290...
Scanning Intel SMBus at $D880...
ADM1032 (ID=$00) found on SMBus at $4C
Found TOSHIBA fan driver
SMART Enabled for drive 0
Found HITACHI_DK23FA-40 (40.0GB)
Found ACPI temperature (71.0C)

Is that bad?
 

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I set it to Portable/Laptop Scheme and now here are the stats:

Local Temp: 37C
Remote Temp:37-40C
HD0: 44C
Temp1: 64C
Can you please explain which temp is which part of the laptop? Especially which part is Temp1.
Thanks.
 

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What does MobileMeter say? It looks like the 64 degrees from Temp1 would be it, which would be a good improvement, but it wouldn't help your load temps that much. If the shutting down continues, you should get a cooling pad.
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Havn't experience the shutting down yet, well only got it fixed 5 days ago. Before I used to play on my bed at night when I injured my back. I think that did some damage cause the cloths blocked the fans. But thanks for the advice anyway.
 
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