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HP Envy running fan all the time, even when idle or just turned on.

HP Envy Desktop 795-00xx
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I purchased this desktop about a year ago and it is pretty new. For the past two weeks or so I have noticed the fan is running all the time, even when idle. The only time it doesn't run is when turned off completely. I have been watching task manager and nothing seems to be taking up a lot of CPU usage (usually sits at about 1-3% when just background processes). The fans are not working hard or putting out any hot air, just always on. I left the computer on overnight last night and woke up to a thermal shutdown so now I am really concerned. I have also cleaned out all my startup tasks. What other steps can I can? 


Thank you for your help.

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HP Envy running fan all the time, even when idle or just turned on.


Although it would be nice to know the exact model number, PSU wattage, and GPU card installed (because of variations) in general it seems to need a through cleaning.   In the following. SKIP 6a and 6b. Use a "pipe cleaner' wick to clean between the heasink fins. Do not remove the heatsink.  Read now.

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