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So I have a Toshiba Tecra with 3.00GB of RAM and a 2.00GHz Processor and it is running Windows 7 32-bit operating system. The problem I am having is how hard the CPU is running. if I open the task manager and look at the CPU Usage bar, it shows the CPU spiking between 20 - 60%+ at all times (The physical memory is running at 1.67GB but I think that is just the OS.). The other problem is that as the CPU runs harder the fan on the computer seems to be running harder and the computer produces a ton of heat (enough to make my leg sweat). Is this an internal problem or do I just need to clean my fan or something? 

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Hello! Always a good idea to clean out the dust. I have a cheap old Toshiba laptop. It runs really cool, but I can feel hot air blowing out the vent. If were blowing on my leg, it would be uncomfortable. My fan runs 45%. Can you tell whats using your CPU.

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Edited by donetao, 16 July 2014 - 07:15 PM.

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