my cpu is not right?

October 25, 2011 at 13:06:21
Specs: Windows 7
why is my CPU running so fast? it is also heating up very quickly and getting very hot. i have reset the computer and i seem to have no malware or viruses and am using windows defender....(i know) . although i did have Norton 2011 and the problem persisted. any ideas? much appreciated. ps i am on win 7 professional.

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October 25, 2011 at 20:41:41
Scan with Malwarebytes to be sure.
Turn off many processes from starting with Windows by running msconfig, going to the Start tab and unchecking all except MS and antivirus program., Apply and restart machine.
Norton does not always completely uninstall when removed the normal way, go to their website and download their uninstaller to completely remove traces that can prevent other AV programs from working properly. Try using Avast or Microsoft Security Essentials.
Use Process Explorer from Microsoft since it shows more about the processes running than Task Manager.
Uninstall programs you never or no longer use.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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October 28, 2011 at 12:55:41
Many posters on here say CPU when they mean Computer, so can you confirm that it really is the Central Processor Unit you mean and how you know it is running fast?

Have you cleaned the case vents?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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November 2, 2011 at 05:01:14
So the first way to check your cpu temperature and motherboard temperature (often reffered to as system temperature) you have to enter your systems bios / setup.

Sometimes it can be hard to enter the bios especially when you have a very fast loading computer, so here are the basic steps.

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