My company has several Gateway E2300's, the slim desktops. One of the machines in particular may be having a thermal issue. THe symptoms are: at seemingly random times throughout the day the fan speed will increase for anywhere from 5-15 minutes making it impossible to work because of the "Darth Vader-like" noise (thats how the end user described it).
I have completely dusted the inside of the machine, the heat fins, and the fan. I have also reseated the processor after cleaning it and reapplying more thermal paste.
This specific machine isnt running any unique software that would make it get hot and it isnt sitting in direct sunlight.
Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.