Hi, I recently purchased a 14.1" Acer Extensa 4420. Almost immediately I noticed that the fan runs constantly and barely turns off, maybe going idle for 5 seconds then running for 30-40 seconds before turning off for 5 seconds again. The fan even runs when nothing is running except background processes. I went through all the settings to see if I could control the fan, but I couldn't. Even went into the BIOS, but there was no fan or power properties option. What can I do? Is the ATI Radeon Express 1250 GPU causing this? It's been 3 weeks and having to hear the fan constantly run is pissing me off. The same laptop on display the store of purchase is dead quiet. Other users that have purchased the same laptop who I've talked to said that their laptop is dead quiet also, and that they barely hear the fan running. So far, this purchase has been one of my worse since I don't even want to use it due to the loud fan.
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8/8/08 at 4:48am