my laptop fan is running a lot
by frankzxcv - 5/29/10 1:56 PM
i have a 5 yr old HP dv1432us laptop, works great but lately the fan seems to be running a lot.
i turned it over and put a house vacuum on the fan intake and a few little dust bunnies came out. the fan is not running constantly like it was but it is still cycling on and off pretty regularly.
i unscrewed the 3 screws on the "plate" around the fan intake but the plate would not come off.
anyway maybe it's just normal (the CPU is running at about 50%) but after 5 years seems like maybe the CPU heatsink should be cleaned? on the other hand, i don;t want to wreck it. any advice? --fj