Noisy fan + overheating = Crash


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Hello! I'm not sure if I am in the right section here.. And also I have no idea what I’m doing. I decided to format my laptop a few days ago after using it constantly in over a year. Before I re-installed Windows, everything was working great. I re-installed Windows because I had too many programs that I did not use, and I did not have an Anti-virus program either so I would think that was what caused my laptop to run slow. Now, after a fresh and clean installation from the DVD included with the laptop, the fans are so noisy, my laptop overheats whenever I play games and that leads to it shutting down by itself. Help me! What can I do? I can’t efford to pay $$$ just to fix something that was working properly a few days ago! For all I know, I could be messing up my computer system by downloading the wrong drivers.. So I really need help! Sad I'm using an LG R700 X.APY1V. Windows Vista Home Premium.

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Re: Noisy fan + overheating = Crash

The fans are noisy BECAUSE it's overheating.. They are working overtime trying to cool it down. A few things to start: have you done a Windows Update to get all the new updates, particularly driver updates? Also, when it's starting to overheat, open your task manager and click the 'processes' tab, then sort the listing by CPU% .. the process that is using 100% is the problem and should point you in the right direction for troubleshooting. If you aren't sure what the process is/does, post the name here and we'll figure it out.

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Re: Noisy fan + overheating = Crash
Thanks for the quick reply! =) Oh yes, the process "java.exe" is taking 50-70%(it jumps up and down) of the CPU. I haven't updated anything yet. I'll do that now and see how it goes!
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Re: Noisy fan + overheating = Crash
incuubus wrote:

the process "java.exe" is taking 50-70%(it jumps up and down) of the CPU.

java.com ....

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Re: Noisy fan + overheating = Crash
I'm sorry about that. Anyways, I have updated my laptop with Windows Update 3 times now.. It's still loud!
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Re: Noisy fan + overheating = Crash

So now you need to figure out if it's loud just because the fans are running for no reason, or, if they are running fast because it's overheating. Do you still have that java or any processes running over 75%?
You can also check the manufacturers website to see if they have any firmware/bios updates available. they may have released an update to slow the fans down - but that will only help if the fans are running fast for no good reason (ie; it's NOT actually getting hot)..

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Re: Noisy fan + overheating = Crash
After alot of updates, this "GiljabiStart.exe" comes out of nowhere.. Is this a feature from one of the updates? Or is it a virus? The CPU usage is 50-100%! I'm not even doing anything..
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incuubus wrote:

After alot of updates, this "GiljabiStart.exe" comes out of nowhere..

GiljabiStart.exe is for LG software. Did you install anything from LG?
Also, side-note: Windows installs from most manufacturers come with loads of "junk" software that most people dont need and all it does is slow down your computer. You should UNinstall whatever you know you dont want/need..

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Alright now I've uninstalled everything with LG related, and that "GiljabiStart.exe" is gone. Still, the laptop is not hot, it's a little bit hotter than the room temperature. But the fan is still screaming Sad I read about that BIOS you mentioned, but I don't really know what to do?
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incuubus wrote:

Still, the laptop is not hot, it's a little bit hotter than the room temperature.

How are you determining that the laptop is not hot?

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I block the the opening where the air is blown out and it feels like i'm holding around a cup of hot coffee
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Re: GiljabiStart.exe

The fans will be responding to the core temperature of the CPU. A human, with standard-issue hands & skin can't deduce the core temperate based on the temperature of the air blowing out of the vents.. in other words, that aint no way to check the temperature of your CPU.. Try something like Core Temp (free), and see if your CPU is actually running hot or not. If it IS, you still need to troubleshoot why. If it's not running hot then either a BIOS/FIRMWARE update from the manufacturer might help, or, it's possible you have a faulty temperature sensor - in which case i'm not sure what you can do. To get a firmware/bios update you will have to check the manufacturer's website and see if there is one available (there may not be, or even if there is, it may not help the fan/temp issues) - be certain to get any updates for your specific model. Just follow the directions to apply the update.

I'm also assuming that you arent doing anything to cause the potential high temps.. anything that blocks the vents/airflow can cause it to overheat. like, setting the laptop on a soft surface (the bed, or your lap), or doing anything that blocks the airflow IN and out.

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Re: GiljabiStart.exe
Might be worth $6 or $7 to get a can of compressed air at Wal-Mart and blow the dust from the heatsink fins inside the exhaust openings. You don't have to take your laptop apart or anything, just be sure it's powered down and has been off for at least 15 minutes so the sudden blast of cold air doesn't crack anything important. Clean out all the ventilation openings you can get to. When you see a puff of dust, you know you found the G-spot.

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