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Acer laptop sporadic fan/dvd drive noise

My brand new aspire 5315-2176 laptop makes this sporadic noise like a fan coming on every three or four seconds. Is this normal? Appreciate any help.

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It is quite normal especially if you are running processor hungry applications, or down loading video files

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