Laptop fan - how much should it be on?

  rainbow79 05:11 28 Feb 05

I've recently purchased a new laptop (DELL INSPIRON 1150) but am unhappy with it as I feel the fan comes on excessively. It often comes on every 2 or 3 mins (even when I'm doing nothing on the laptop) and when resuming after standby it's on constantly. DELL have told us that this is normal (after replacing the fan twice) but I don't buy that as my other laptop didn't do this. Can anyone advise what's normal?

  Magik ®© 08:24 28 Feb 05

My Inspiron 8200 is the same, more on then off.

  rainbow79 14:18 28 Feb 05

Are you happy with that?

  pj1664 14:39 28 Feb 05

Sorry to jump on this Rainbow79, but is there a way we can ragulate the frquency of the fan? because I have a lap top and I don't think mine comes on very frequently and its resulting in my lap top keeps rebooting by itself far too often. I think its due to being too hot.

  rainbow79 15:35 01 Mar 05


  Chezdez 15:49 01 Mar 05

you don't want to regulate the fans, they are turning on for a reason, leave them be

  rainbow79 00:07 03 Mar 05


  Magik ®© 20:14 03 Mar 05

it has always been like it, and it runs fine and it has done so for the last couple of years or so since i have had it...

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