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    Unhappy Over Heating and Running Slow
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbike808 View Post
    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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    Unhappy Over Heating and Running Slow
    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.
    "The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."

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