My laptop fan is constantly running at full speed and is really hot. The noise is really irritating so i've made a bigger space under the laptop by sitting it on a few lego bricks (best i could find to hand) as the heat that comes out is unreal. I've checked using CPUZ and the cpu is always at 100% with the temperature typically at 95 degrees C, which can't be good for it.
I have a Sony Vaio FZ11Z which has a core2 duo t7300 (merom).
Looking at Windows Task Manager 'explorer.exe' is never less than 48% and often is running at or very near 100%.
I know there have been several posts about this, but the ones i've read have quoted other processes and system registries that i don't think apply on my system.
Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
(running Vista Home Premium 32bit with 2gb of ram)
I would say, go for application 'process explorer' (procexp.exe you can find it from windows sysinternals http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx ) and check explorer.exe which takes the most of CPU resources. At the same time, since the reasons causing CPU reaching 100% all the time is various, no hilarious, I would rather reinstall operaing system, which I found actually take the least of the time.
btw, just came across my mind, have you scan the system against viruses and malwares?