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Q: Cooling fan ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Cooling fan
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: hang-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 09 Dec 2003 11:18 PST
Expires: 08 Jan 2004 11:18 PST
Question ID: 285341
I just bought a Compaq Presario 2100 notebook with a celeron processor
2.4 GHz and there is one thing bothers me-the cooling fan runs so
often when I use the computer. The fan starts to work after a short
time stop again and again. My old notebook was not like that.

Is it a problem or it is just normal? should  I return it?

Subject: Re: Cooling fan
Answered By: endo-ga on 09 Dec 2003 12:24 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for your question.

Your laptop has a thermal controlled fan. When it heats up, the fan
will start spinning to cool it down. Your old notebook probably had a
fan that ran all the time albeit quieter.

Now the bad news, after looking at several reviews, this seems normal
for the model you purchased, it does not seem to be a fault. The best
you could do is to try and change the fan yourself for a quieter
version but this would invalidate your warranty.

Compaq Presario 2100 series review

"our only major complaint with the design is the loud fan that kicks
in on occasion"

Compaq Presario 2100 series review conclusion

"The bad: Loud fan"

Compaq Presario 2100US Notebook PC

"Some people may find cooling-fan and hard-disk a little noisy & annoying"

Copmpaq 2100 presario review

"Bad Points: noise fan = average thermal design"

If you consider that this characterizes your notebook as subpar and
not meeting the requirements described when you purchased it, you
might be able to get a refund from your point of purchase.

Sorry this answer isn't more optimistic. If you require anymore help
or clarifications please do not hesitate to ask.


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hang-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Cooling fan
From: endo-ga on 09 Dec 2003 14:20 PST
Thank you for the great rating.

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