Is my CPU dying?

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Hello, I've begun to notice a few different problems on my laptop. The temperature on it has risen extremely high / CPU usage is very high as well. All of my software is taking forever to load. The whole laptop is just very slow. Do you think that my CPU is dying? If not, what else should I look at? Thank you for all the help.

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There are a number things that could be affecting your laptop.  First and foremost, cleaning the CPU cooling fan with some canned air.  This can be accomplished by opening the cover over the CPU because the cooling fan and ducting for the cooling can be opened for cleaning.  If you don’t feel competent enough to do this then take it to a competent computer shop.  Next, do not believe Microsoft’s comments about the system not needing garbage clean out  of things from the web.  The same is applicable to Defraging the laptop HD.  As soon as I notice the system slowing down I do a system cleanup.  You may also want to get a good registry cleaner because the system will run slow if there is a garbage in the registry and Microsoft does not do a good job of cleaning after it patches things and leaves a massive amount of garbage.  Defragging should done at least weekly.  There are a number of good Utilities available to do this.  I happen to use Piriforms CCleaner and Defraggler.  They are both free, or you can buy ones directly from Piriform that actully will do this in the back ground.  The free ones do not, and have to manually run.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Is there any repair so far done? Is the OS installed as the system's configuration? Are there unnecessary applications/programs already installed? Have you ever check CPU usage? What make / model of your laptop? How old it is?
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  • ToddN2000
    You can start by running a good antivirus program. This may remove any applications that are hogging your resources. Second, if you add/remove a lot of items you may want to run a defrag. This consolidates the data and cuts down on the drive head movement to retrieve the data. If the heating is still an issue, clean it like mentioned above. You did not mention how old the computer is. I will let you know I had an older laptop where the case cooling fan stopped. It was almost 5 years old. For me new laptop I purchased a cooling pad. It's USB powered and has 3 fans. It keeps the laptop cool during long gaming sessions. It cost me about $18.00 on Amazon.
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  • azohawk
    Heat can be caused by build up of dust. Cleaning the fan is a great start, but I have opened units that were running hot to find the entire system covered with enough dust you couldn't make out what or where any components are. Some units have a fan on the CPU separate from the system fan that can go bad and create heat (and also slow down the system.) A slow running system could be from running to many apps at once (and that can depend on the amount of memory a specific app uses and your total memory). Bad memory sectors. Virus on the unit, even a video card that is going bad. Bloatware that automatically runs behind the scenes. Don't forget to look at what other posters have already stated.
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  • ToddN2000
    One thing I have started doing at home is wiping down the table, counter or what ever surface I am going to use my laptop on before I power it on. One days with nice weather we tend to leave our windows open and you would be surprised at how much pollen and dust can settle on these surfaces daily. Add this to the fact that the intake fans for cooling the computer are about a half inch from that surface, it may be sucking in these containments and making a mess of your computer,
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  • Subhendu Sen
    For betterment, contact the manufacturer's customer care center/service center and ask for help. If it is under warranty, you can easily get better advice and service from their end. If it is not under warranty, also you can get better help from them.
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  • aref89
    Your CPU fan and cooling system in your laptop is not working quite well.
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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    Not necessarily. It could be happening for many other reasons. You need to get a thorough examination by an expert who can give you best advice on this.
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  • ToddN2000
    If your fan has died that is easy enough to verify. You won't feel any air blowing out of the vent (usually on the side).
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, check whatever software you installed there, really you need all of them? Sometimes, we installed software for a particular work/job, but currently this is not required for a long time, but we keep them. If this is the case, you can remove those software by using add/remove program. Also delete unnecessary/ unused icons from your desktop. Time to time check Temp folder and delete all files/folders from there. You can type %tmp% on search bar and press enter to see current user's temp folder.
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