Originally Posted by Davidlove
actually i put it on portable laptop and when i open the appication the fan does not come on but I have noticed when you are websearching and when it is a very long page you hit the down key for about 30 seconds then the fan comes on for a brief second then shuts off. IM juts wondering is that normal too. Iam sorry if i am bugging you but before i send this notebook back i want ot macke sure i know what i am doing
Scrolling is actually pretty intensive on the CPU. I'd say if you you are doing alot of scrolling and the fan kicks into for a second or two, it would be normal. If it kicks in and stays on for over 20 seconds just loading a program or doing light tasks, I would consider that abnormal.
Does the fan noise bother you that much that you can't stand it to kick in for a few seconds at a time? I mean, are you working in a completely silent room all the time where you can actually hear it?
I have my CL56 running Folding@home 24/7 at 100% usage and it is still quiet compared to my other machines. If you want to RMA the machine, do so by all means, but honestly you won't find too many other laptops quieter than the CL56.