No takers so far then? There may be more interest at the weekend.
Let’s start with the obvious. As a point of reference I have given the Fan speed names and descriptions. There are about 4 or 5 different speeds that I can detect. I will point out here that I don’t use a notebook cooler.
1.Semi Hush Mode – Machine at idle, word, excel, browsing the Internet.
2.Breeze Mode – Spybot, Anti Virus or disk defragmenter is running.
3.Windy Mode – Congratulations, the X700 is running!
4.Hurricane Mode – Lara Legend Demo set to 1024x768 with full screen Anti-Aliasing and all settings at max. Doesn’t she look great!
5.Nuclear Blast Mode – You are using the Acer video drivers, Half-life 2 has just crashed, and I’d get that laptop off you lap as soon as possible because you’re going to get burnt!!!
By profession I am a software trainer, so there are better-qualified people in this forum to diagnose a hardware fault. Having talked to one of the technical guys at work we have arrived at the following conclusion about your machine.
1.There may be a problem with the CPU
2.There may be a problem with the fan controller
3.There may be some program in the background that is causing your processor to go ballistic.
The best piece of advice I can give you at the moment is to go into Launch Manager and turn off the wi-fi connection. Make sure that there is no other connection to the Internet. Restart you machine. Once the machine has loaded Windows it should be in Semi Hush mode. Open Word and Excel and it should still stay in Semi-Hush mode. No hot air, just the cool stuff.
Now, here comes the Interesting bit. Open a connection to the Internet and see what happens. The fan should still remain in Semi-Hush mode. If the fan starts going nuts at this point we can assume that your processor is busy talking to someone else.
It may be the case that you have allowed too many Internet services to be running at once. For example there are a load of services under START-RUN-MSCONFIG-SERVICES TAB. If you have configured Steam to load with Windows or other update programs this will naturally add to the laptops workload every time it connects to the Internet.
Did you also check START-RUN-MSCONFIG-STARTUP TAB. I always keep track of this, just as well because I came across a polymorphic virus/spyware about three months ago. It was a stubborn SOB that AVG, Spybot, & Ad-aware had missed altogether. You can identify it because the first two letters of the filename are DM ie; dmlhg.exe, dmxbl.exe, etc. It changes is name if you try to remove it.
However, if your machine never goes into Semi-Hush mode from starting it and there is no Internet connection, then I would suspect a hardware fault. What is the status of your warranty?