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4920 Any advice would be appreciated. I have just purchased (1 day) Acer Aspire 4290.(vista) The problem is the noise level and frequency of the fan. It seems to be starting up every few minutes. I'm wondering if this is normal for a new system and if it will settle down over time. My old ASUS laptop (xp) with much lower specs has a much quietier and less frequent fan. So the comparison between the 2 is chalk and cheese. Is there anything i can do about the Acer or is this just inherent in this product - and should i just give up and send it back.

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No this is quite common, more so since dual core processors as they need cooling more often, you may find it even comes on when surfing the net, because there are allsorts of processes going on in the background, especially in Vista models

Your Asus was lower spec and thats why the cooling fan was less noticeable, some laptops require the fan torun 99% of the time, so enjoy your Acer, they are very reliable.

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