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Internal cooling fan inside the hard drive is constantly running loudly. This occurs after the system has come out of standby and user is on-line.

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  • Frank25 Mar 29, 2009

    I have the same problem. Seems to be when the computer comes out of sleep mode. It is either coincidence OR the DDR (512MB) I installed last week is causing a problem. It is a PNY and I checked for compatibilty with a705w. With the ddr I am currently at 760 MB of RAM (2.93 GHz Celeron Processor). I going to turn sleep or standby mode off and see what happens. Right now as I write this, the fan is on low and running normally. Suggestions?

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This is usually caused by two things - overheating on the drive or a faulty thermal sensor depending on which fan is doing all the work - is it a new machine? if still under warranty I would return for servicing. Hard drives do generate a lot of heat - - try improving the airflow to the case also.

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