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My fans get loud when loading certain pages on the web?


My fan on my pc goes haywire, and gets loud when I load certain pages on the web...maybe pages with High definition? (Not sure) Anyway, it only happens when I go to certain sites...or load videos etc. on like youtube etc. This just started happening recently, and has gotten worse in the last few days. Is it possible that my processor cannot handle the grahics or High Def...that Firefox 4.0 provides?

Additional System Details

This happened

Not sure how often

This started when...

Not sure exactly if it started happening when I upgraded to 4.0..I did notice, I kept getting a error message that said something about run error...do you want to debug?

Installed Plug-ins

  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_23 for Mozilla browsers
  • RealOne Enterprise Desktop(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0

More Information

I have dusted completely inside my desktop...all the fans, and processor etc.
I checked to see if I had too many things running in MSCONFIG......
I ran a check for virus and spyware, or malware...
I loaded the Speedfan utility to help monitor the fans.

sdlitvin 0 solutions 2 answers

Helpful Reply

All that means is that Firefox 4 is throwing a heavy load on your CPU, causing it to run hotter for a while.

But you might be able to quiet your computer by opening it up and giving the CPU's heat sink a thorough cleaning. The dirtier the heat sink is, the less efficient it is--forcing the fan to run faster to keep the CPU cool.