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Fan runs all the time. I've cleaned the insides and put on some additional silcone grease between microprocessor and heat sink, but still runs. It seems to me that when I first used the computer, the fan run occasionally.

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    My fan on the hard drive runs all the time. It is so loud it wakes us up at night on the second floor. It is maddening when you are sitting just a foot away! This cannot be normal.



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Its not normal

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Thats not a problem...Your fans(3 of em')need to be running to kepp your CPU cool...Dont worry..its normal

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