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High CPU usage and laptop fan is working constantly

Hello everyone,
My laptop is 4 years old. It is Dell vostro 1520 2 GB RAM core2due intel CPU.
It's been one month that cpu usage goes high and the laptop gets so warm and most of the times the fan is on . I wonder if that is a software or hardware problem?
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  1. laptop fans often will work almost all the time, because the CPU is so enclosed laptops generally run quite hot. It is not unusual for the processor in a laptop to hit 100C.
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    @manix wolan

    op never said anything about 100C.....high processor usage is generally due to too many applications running in background. open up the task manager and see what process or program is using the most amount of process,and if you feel that you do not need that,close it down.

    many a times, malwares also lead to high processor usage because they constantly run in the background,so do check for malwares too.

    your heating issue is due to high processor usage and since your laptop is quite old,you will surely have a lot of dust and debris on the air vents. have them thoroughly cleaned by an expert if you cannot do it yourself.

    regards
  3. siddharthmukul007 said:
    @manix wolan

    op never said anything about 100C.....high processor usage is generally due to too many applications running in background. open up the task manager and see what process or program is using the most amount of process,and if you feel that you do not need that,close it down.

    many a times, malwares also lead to high processor usage because they constantly run in the background,so do check for malwares too.

    your heating issue is due to high processor usage and since your laptop is quite old,you will surely have a lot of dust and debris on the air vents. have them thoroughly cleaned by an expert if you cannot do it yourself.

    regards


    Agreed. Some more ram wouldn't hurt either.
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