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Can this computer be fixed?

3 years ago

I'm running a Dell laptop that must be 7 or 8 or 9 years old. I seem to get a lot of heat from the fan, and I find that I have to turn it off when I'm not on it for a few hours, instead of just leaving it running. If I don't turn it off a couple of times, then by the end of the day, everything gets slow and messy and I have to restart anyway. I was turning it off overnight anyway. It's all just surfing and email, light use since I'm retired.

So is it worth having a new fan installed? Will that buy me time or should I get a new computer now anyway? There's nothing latest and greatest than makes me want a new one anyway.

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