Noisy laptop fan

  swak 07:31 20 May 2003

I purchased an Evesham Voyager 5815 laptop a couple of months ago. The machine is great, but the fan is very very noisy. It is not a constant noise, but comes in (i presume) as and when required.
I emailed the Evesham helpdesk who told me this was quite normal on a machine of this spec. Is this true? If so is there anyway of reducing the noise?

  accord 08:06 20 May 2003

im afraid it is, you'll find on the own branded laptops the fan is really noisy and annoying. my IBM is as silent as a silent thing and my previous Sony was a ok aswell. however, a couple of colleagues have had own brand/unknown brand laptops and they have been really noisy.

  Lú-tzé 08:10 20 May 2003

It probably is true, but there are some things you may be able to do:

1 - do you have speed step technology on the laptop - if so, ensure it is active and when on batteries the laptp will only use the necessary processing power thus reducing temperature and fan use.

2 - keep plenty of space behind the laptop so that there is ventilation.

3 - check if there is anything blocking the fan (such as dust, fluff etc.) so that it may be underperforming when it comes on.

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