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CPU (i5 8250u) speeds very high even when my ASPIRE A515-52G is idle, leading to very loud fan noise

ArhxnArhxn Member Posts: 11

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Usually my CPU runs at anywhere from 1.6 to 2.2 Ghz when idle but today I heard the loud sound of the fan and decided to check the speed it was running at. Task Manager showed that it was running at 2.9 - 3.7 Ghz while utilization was at 15%. Why is its speed so high when it isnt doing any tasks? Any help is appreciated.

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  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 23,970 Trailblazer
    Open Control Panel. Search 'power plan'. Click 'choose a power plan' in left pane. Change 'performance mode' to 'balanced mode' power plan. Shut down Windows normally. Then turn the machine back on. Jack E/NJ
    Jack E/NJ
  • PpmoosePpmoose Member Posts: 5 New User
    see if any background apps are running. if there are apps running in the background, simply disable it.
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