My own laptop fan only comes on intermittently but my mate's is always on - this can't be right, surely? And maybe it's why his battery lasts a lot less longer than mine too. Any ideas how I can change the setting to intermittent? I've looked in the BIOS and device manager but frankly don't know what I'm searching for! I heard it might be a faulty sensor but desperately hope we don't have to have it fixed because it's a Tiny/Time one (yes, I know; I did warn him!)
...to see if anyone else has any ideas. Went into the BIOS - it says Intel celeron CPU2.40GH but can't find any reference to fans. Power saving is enabled (whatever that means) is the fan on device manger to have a look at? what's its 'proper' name? Or is it that some laptops just always have the fan on?
Is it a mobile chip or a desktop one in his laptop. If its a desktop one this would help explain the reason why the cooling is always on, I have a mobile chip in my laptop and the fans are nearly always running but they speed up and slow down depending on what I'm doing.