Laptop getting hot ??

  roygbiv 17:32 18 Aug 2005

Hewllett Packard Omnibook 900,(old machine, for games and word,excel,access) windows 2000pro. after a while the fan on the laptop comes on (thats normal) I have noticed it gets very HOT. I went into task manager it states CPU usage 100%, eventhough there is nothing (only task manager) running ..?? ( my XP machine only ever goes up to 12%)

Processes 29, cpu usage 100%, mem usage 106416K/390592K

  Completealias 17:38 18 Aug 2005

Has the machine been connected to the net? Have you checked for spyware , viruses?

It could just do with a good clean out a can of compressed air would probably do the trick. Make sure all the vents are clear etc

  roygbiv 17:54 18 Aug 2005

Never been on the "net" even so I have done virus scan spybot and adaware scans (just in case). the fan (outlet) vent is very small cant see any (obvious) inlet vents.

A freind suggusted I find a safe place in the casing, and drill some addtional holes for vents, (if i could find a diagram of layout of the components I am tempted)

Perhaps its a "winter warmer" machine!!!!

  Completealias 18:04 18 Aug 2005

The temperature outside has been very warm recently and I have noticed my machines all running a bit warmer the normal. Has the machine always runa bit hot or is it a recent thing?

I'd be a bit wary of drilling holes into my laptop. Really opps I slipped and there goes the motherboard etc.

You can buy cooling pads to sit your laptop on some are fan based pads that draw power from the USB slot and there are others that are link a giant heatsink this one click here is one of the later type and here is one of the fan based types click here

That would set you back about 30 quid though.

  roygbiv 18:10 18 Aug 2005

Its always run hot, today i noticed the fan cutting in. (its cooler here in West Wales, today.

Why is the cpu at 100% (is this the source of the heat??).

  Completealias 18:14 18 Aug 2005

Am not sure of why the CPU is running at 100% all of the time, this is why I first asked if you had checked for spyware etc.

I certainly think that the CPU running at 100% all of the time would be contributing towards the heat problem.

Prehaps you could post a list of running processes here so we can see if one of them is the culprit?

  roygbiv 16:29 19 Aug 2005

Just come home from Day center, turned laptop on . It shows 2-8% ?? (mostly 3%).
It seems the processor does get hot! will post a list of procces, when I work out how to get it from PC to PC ????? Alan

  Completealias 16:41 19 Aug 2005

If you go to click here and download the itty bity process manager you can save a list of those running to a txt file.

  roygbiv 16:43 19 Aug 2005

Maybe a while, have to d/l on to pen drive (thos PC and transfer to laptop ??

  roygbiv 16:52 19 Aug 2005

Process list saved on 16:41:48, on 19/08/2005
Platform: WinNT 5.00.2195 SP4

[pid] [full path to filename] [file version] [company name]
172 C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe 5.0.2195.6601 Microsoft Corporation
196 C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe 5.0.2195.6714 Microsoft Corporation
248 C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe 5.0.2195.6700 Microsoft Corporation
260 C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe 5.0.2195.6695 Microsoft Corporation
440 C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe 5.0.2134.1 Microsoft Corporation
468 C:\WINNT\system32\LEXBCES.EXE Lexmark International, Inc.
500 C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe 5.0.2195.6659 Microsoft Corporation
524 C:\WINNT\system32\LEXPPS.EXE Lexmark International, Inc.
596 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe Acronis
616 C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe GRISOFT, s.r.o.
640 C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe GRISOFT, s.r.o.
664 C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe 5.0.2134.1 Microsoft Corporation
700 C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe Kerio Technologies
772 C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe 5.0.2195.6701 Microsoft Corporation
800 C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe 4.71.2195.6704 Microsoft Corporation
860 C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe Kerio Technologies
900 C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe 1.50.1085.100 Microsoft Corporation
940 C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe 5.0.2134.1 Microsoft Corporation
992 C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE 5.0.3700.6690 Microsoft Corporation
1232 C:\WINNT\Gtwatch.exe
1212 C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exe GlobespanVirata, Inc.
1240 C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exe
1252 C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe GRISOFT, s.r.o.
1260 C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe GRISOFT, s.r.o.
1272 C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImage\TrueImageMonitor.exe Acronis
1296 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe Acronis
1420 C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE 1.0.6224.0 WinZip Computing, Inc.
1448 C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe Kerio Technologies
1544 C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe 5.0.2134.1 Microsoft Corporation
1056 C:\WINNT\system32\taskmgr.exe 5.0.2195.6620 Microsoft Corporation
704 C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\WINWORD.EXE Microsoft Corporation
448 C:\WINNT\msagent\AgentSvr.exe Microsoft Corporation
1124 C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe 18.0.6224.0 WinZip Computing, Inc.
1356 C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\IBProcMan.exe Soeperman Enterprises Ltd.

  roygbiv 18:36 19 Aug 2005

I have just shut down laptop and pluged a PS2 mouse (like the other day) CPU Usage is very erratic going up to 40% , 100% for a second,4% up downand staying down for a while.

Perhaps I should NOT use this mouse ???

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