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March 17, 2011 2:04:21 PM

Hi. I have a Five year old Acers Travelmate 2480.When I am on line I am getting messages that the CPU is running at 98% making THe computer run slow.I only want the laptop to run for another Few months then I will replace it. Is there anything I can do to get the % lower .
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March 17, 2011 7:56:18 PM

Make sure that all fan vents (intake, exhaust) are clear of dust and lint. It might be affecting your cooling.
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March 20, 2011 5:44:45 PM

Yes, clean out the vents, and also get rid of excess bloatware that may be slowing it down. You may need to run a defrag and use CCleaner to clean out some of the things eating up the processor.
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