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Fan Keeps Coming On

Toshiba A215-S5837. Fan keeps coming on constantly. Just about every 10-15 seconds then shuts off after about 5 sec. The CPU is only running at about 10% and 43c. Is there a way to control this fan? The computer is only two days old so I know that the CPU and Fan are not dirty. I have tried messing with the power option settings in Vista to stop it from coming on so often but that doesn't seem to work.

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A lot of recent Toshiba and Vaio computers have had some issues with intermittent fan control issues. Updating the BIOS from the manufacturer's website should solve this problem.

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According to the information you supplied, the latest bios is located Here if you are on a 32 bit operating system, or Here if you are on a 64 bit operating system

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