Having problems with your Gateway PC Laptops ?

My MX 7118 Gateway laptop fan runs continuosly, loudly and at high rate of speed. I have owned this computer for 2 years. This just started. What is wrong

Answers :

\015\012Your fan speeds up and slows down in response to temperature inside the computer. More so the CPU.

I would suggest getting a can of compressed air made for computers

take it outside, take of the side and blow all the gunk out of there, Really go to town around the fan (you might want to wear eye protection)
While you are in there just check that the CPU cooler itself is not loose

If it is it will have to be re-seated.

If it needs re-seating don't just take it off and put it back on as that might make things worse with your temperature problem they have to be cleaned and new thermal grease put on ($2-5)

DON'T remove the CPU just the fan/cooler assembly.

You must clean both the surfaces without scraping anything off. Use isopropynol alcohol and cotton bud sticks until both surfaces are clean, you can use your finger nail to scrape harder residue if you wish but nothing else.

DON'T pour the alcohol over the CPU

Now apply some new thermal grease (most computer shops have it)
Be careful about how much you put on
Here are
some basic instructions
Either the radiator inside is covered with dust, which lowers it's ability to dissipate heat, or there is some process running in the system that consumes a lot of processor resources - a virus/worm/trojan horse, or a badly written application. Installed any new software lately?
Press Ctrl-shift-escape to open the Task Manager and look what is your processor's utilization. If there's no application running and the processor shows near 100% utilization, then something is running in the background and eating all the processor power.

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