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  1. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    Do you use those keyboard cleaning sprayer things?
  2. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    Yeah it matches. So it seems odd that it keeps telling me there's an update available. I agree about Byte Me but I realized it after we were a few posts in. I screwed up.
  3. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    Quick follow up question for you guys. I updated all of the stuff that was suggested and I went through the link LT posted. When I go to available driver downloads now it still shows the BIOS update, among others I already downloaded. So I updated the BIOS again, rebooted, and it's still...
  4. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    Thanks. I'm going through this now.
  5. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    Thanks, I'll try that. The air coming out feels warm, but I wouldn't say hot. The computer doesn't feel any warmer than usual. And it rarely is moved. I don't take it anywhere. It's been sitting on a desk for months.
  6. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    It's mostly service host sysmain. Sorry if I'm being dense but I searched for "computer management" in the start menu and nothing came up. I do see the software distribution directory and something was downloaded three days ago. Should I delete that stuff? Or still delete everything? Thanks...
  7. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    Yeah maybe. If it gets to that point I think I'd just buy a new one. This wasn't expensive and I wouldn't mind upgrading.
  8. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    It varies but I see system, service host, task manager, windows explorer, desktop window manager and some others that keep popping up. But mostly it seems to be system. Now service host seems to be dominating the top spot.
  9. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    So I ran a McAfee scan and a Malware Bytes scan, nothing. I rebooted and only opened the task manager. A couple of minutes later the fan started blowing full speed. The CPU was bouncing around from 50% and up, sometimes hitting 100%. I waited about ten minutes and opened Chrome. CPU is...
  10. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    Thanks. This is what I see: Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz, 2901 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB Total Physical Memory 7.90 GB Available Physical Memory 2.78 GB Total Virtual Memory 12.2 GB Available Virtual...
  11. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    Yeah I checked the extensions and there isn't much. McAfee, Google sheets, Docs- nothing new added recently. Something seems to be up with Chrome though. The CPU usage fluctuates between 10% and 20% even when I'm doing nothing except leaving two tabs open. But at the same time, the fan...
  12. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    It's almost always Chrome. There's a bunch of other stuff small that shows up as well but generally it seems like Chrome is the biggest usage. And I'm always around 50% or higher. Is it possible that this computer is just shot? I was thinking about upgrading anyway. It was a mid level Dell...
  13. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    Where would I find the info about the CPU and RAM? I don't remember the specs from when I bought it. But in general I pretty much just use it for Chrome. And even when I close Chrome and have no apps running the fan stays on. This happened all of the sudden out of the blue starting two days...
  14. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    The fan is still blowing nonstop after the updates. Any other suggestions?
  15. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    OK thanks guys. Much appreciated.
  16. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    OK thanks. Could these updates solve the fan issue? It's about 3 years old. Maybe closer to 4 now.
  17. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    It's a Dell and the only updates I see are from Intel. There's a wifi driver update, a wireless Bluetooth update, and a rapid storage technology user interface and driver update. Should I install those? Wait I just checked again and I see this. Should I download this crap? Network | Intel...
  18. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    The first thing I tried is closing Chrome and it did nothing. Just now booted it back up, opened Chrome, and went to task manager. It says CPU is 59 percent. So far the fan hasn't started but I'm sure it will soon. Another odd thing is that it says I have 7 Chrome processes going but I only have...
  19. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    Any tips out there? This is driving me nuts.
  20. glennhoffmania

    Computer Fan

    Starting today the fan on my laptop won't stop running. I haven't done anything differently and I haven't downloaded anything. Out of the blue from the second it boots up the fan stays on now. I checked task manager and the only thing running was Chrome. I shut down and rebooted and there...