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I have a MacBook 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Processor with 4GB or RAM and 250 GB HD. My computer was runner great 6 months ago and then it started to over heat and get hot without having to do much. as a result of the heat the computer is now running slow. i am just wondering what the problem could be. i have checked for the piece of plastic that blocks the vent there was none and i have also checked for viruses with ClamXav. there was one Trojan virus that i got rid of but still things go slow and over heat. anyone know what is going on with my machine?
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I have a MacBook 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Processor with 4GB or RAM and 250 GB HD. My computer was runner great 6 months ago and then it started to over heat and get hot without having to do much. as a result of the heat the computer is now running slow. i am just wondering what the problem could be. i have checked for the piece of plastic that blocks the vent there was none and i have also checked for viruses with ClamXav. there was one Trojan virus that i got rid of but still things go slow and over heat. anyone know what is going on with my machine?
Download smcfancontrol and see if your fans are still working. I found out both of my fans were dead. It lets you play with the fan speed too.

Also, check your printer queue - print jobs get stuck and cause high-CPU utilization. If there is a job in the queue, delete it.
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thanks for the input
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Yeah my fan works fine i can hear it every time it gets hot. and i my printer queue is empty. any other ideas?
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I'm not sure what problem you have that's making it run slow, but the fan RPMs you noted and temp. when watching videos is normal.

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