Hi ppl, I have also fallen for this beauty of a laptop, but I have some concerns with the noise it makes. I would appreciate the comments of other owners to see if my machine is faulty or if this is normal.
If I plug the laptop to mains power the CPU revs up to 1.86GHz, no SpeedStep modulation, and therefore it gets hotter more quickly. If I just power on on AC and leave it idle for a while the fans (as reported by pcprobe 2.11) will jump to maximum speed (1700 rpm) and the CPU will sit at about fifty-something degrees celsius. The noise the fans make at this speed is quite annoying, much louder than my other Toshiba M200, and about as noisy as my desktop computer, which is rather worrying me.
On batteries however the machines does step down to 798 MHz, and simply typing this reply takes the CPU to 44ºC and the fan to 1400rpm, which is better, but by no means almost silent as reported by some other user, see http://notebookforums.com/showthread...599#post748599
Did anybody encounter anyhing like this? What is your experience with CPU temperature/fan noise with AC and batteries?