Having problems with your Intel Pentium IV M, 3.06 GHz Pentium 4-M (SL77P) Processor ?

Laptop acts like CPU is overheating - after ~ 15 mins. computer slows to crawl, both fans start and never stop running.

\015 My laptop, which has been working\015\012great for the past 6 years, had 1 GB free on a 20 GB hard drive. To free space\015\012I removed several programs including Norton SystemWorks. I also added a USB\015\012Linksys Wireless device and driver to connect my recently subscribed DSL\015\012connection. It was around this time that I noticed that after about 15 minutes\015\012of running the two fans at the rear of the laptop would come on and never shut\015\012off. Also, the computer would start to slow down to the point of making any\015\012browsing impossible. \015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012I purchased \342\200\234The Ultimate\015\012Troubleshooter\342\200\235 to see what I could find. Besides some minor program issues and\015\012suggestions, which when corrected did nothing for the slow down issue, I did\015\012notice the \342\200\234Load Unload Cycle Count\342\200\235 was not \342\200\234OK\342\200\235. My understanding is that\015\012this is a hard drive problem and should not cause an overheating processor-like\015\012symptom. I also took the keyboard off to see if the inside of the computer was\015\012dirty, but everything was clean (I monthly use canned air to clean the grill).\015\012I did notice that, when taking the heat plate off from the processor, there was\015\012no adhesive. This did not seem to be a problem for six years, so I doubt this\015\012is the cause of the slow down (I did make sure no oils from my hands touched\015\012the processor or plate).\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012The processor does slow down, so it\015\012should be able to cool. The Pentium III does not have a heat sensor, so I don\342\200\231t\015\012know the temperatures involved. It does not appear to be enough to shut down\015\012the computer. \015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012Is the processor going bad? Does\015\012the plate and processor need thermo adhesive? Could the Load Unload Cycle Count\015\012be the cause of the slow down? Did I remove something critical when I\015\012uninstalled the programs? Do I have a bad driver (all appear to be up to date)?\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012I would appreciate any help or\015\012advise you can provide.\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012Thank you, \015\012\015\012Francis Scott Zimmer \015\012\015\[email protected]\015

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I agree with Joe Boss. with only 1G of free space, you don't have much room for a swap file. Removing your keyboard and using compressed air can be good and bad. Some heat sink/cooling fan assemblies need to cleaned out from the outside in (to remove dust and etc from the inside of the cooling fins) otherwise the cpu could get hot and slow down.
Sounds like the hdd is just loaded if all you have freei s 1 gb and that makes the cpu move slower no if 6 yrs aith out goop is fine not that.
\015\0121. I suggest backing up only important personal data and formating & reloading the original (prefered oem xp for example) or any upgraded os you have access to eith software or some computers have a recovery process on the hard drive ( hit f X to start recovery process) this will clean all the junk off & give you back your original speed only install what programs / data needed use a good antivirus such as avast and antispyware such as defender from windows
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