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Old 02-22-2006, 06:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I own a HP Pavilion zv6000. It's a hefty laptop.

However, whenever I'm using it for just web surfing and what not, the fan seems a little loud. Nothing more than loading webpages, that's it.

Is there anyway I can reduce the fan noise, since it shouldn't be overheating because I'm not running out any intensive programs. Before, it used to be able to run quietly while doing non-intensive processes, but now it seems a little louder than usual.

My Computer Specs:

System Information
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: Pavilion ZV6100
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.0GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 263MB used, 2194MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found

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Old 02-22-2006, 09:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You would have to replace the fan attached to the heatsink. You have to check what type of fan is in place so you no what to replace it with.

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Old 02-22-2006, 10:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So, in order to reduce the fan noise, I would have to get a quieter and compatible fan for my laptop?
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