So I have an old HP Pavilion ZE4900 notebook laying around and I thought it could be good use for working on some music. I did a clean reformat on the HDD with Windows XP and I noticed that sometimes it runs slow as hell and freezes alot when it gets hot. At startup its at about 32-33C degrees, which runs so smooth, and the fan kicks on about 10-15 minutes later at 62-65C. Sometimes the fan hardly kicks on and the temps stay between 60-64C.
I also noticed that when it is idling and I come back to the notebook to begin using it again, it's slow. I want to know if there is anyway I could control the fan to stay on at all times at low speeds and kick on at higher speeds when it gets hotter? I've already tried speed fan and its not supported. The BIOS doesn't have any option to enable the fan to stay on at all times either.
With this notebook having only 512MB of RAM, I'm looking to get another 1GB so I can increase speeds but I would like to try the option of keeping my fan enabled at all times or on at different temps if possible.
CPU is Intel Celeron M.