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Dell Dimension 4700 overheating


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teejayred

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My Dell Dimension 4700 system is getting very hot lately and I don't know why.
When this happens it slows down to a crawl, and the processor shows 100% activity.
Any advice would be most welcome.
Thank you.

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Spyderturbo007

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I good thorough cleaning always helps to keep the system running cooler. When this happens, can you check the task manager and see what process is using 100% of the CPU?
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To just add some backup to what was suggested:
Download Speedfan (The download link is to the right), and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows.
The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.
To make sure we are getting all the correct information it would help us if you were to attach a screenshot like the one below of your Speedfan results.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard.
  • It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
  • Now go to Start and then to All Programs
  • Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
  • In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
  • Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
  • Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop
  • Attach it to your next reply

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Thank You, I'll try that!

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I have already cleaned out the inside of the 4700, but that made no difference. The following is the screen shot you requested:
Speedfan1.jpg

Hope this is correct
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