10-23-2008 09:57 PM
In Windows Task Manager, Performance, CPU Usage varies nominally (from 3% to 24% to 80% to sometimes 100% during loads), but CPU is usually quite low, like 3 or 4%. However, the fan seems to run continuously. Is there a diag for this, or is a continuously running fan normal?
10-24-2008 08:22 PM
Try this. Open up the HP tools by right clicking the yellow shield on task bar left bottom of screen click on Bios Configuration
then system configuration. Scroll down and see if "fan on when ac supply is connected" is selected.
10-25-2008 06:35 PM
I think I can do the same thing on bootup, and I'm sorry I've lost the HP tools and more sorry that they are so hard to find. But I'll do your suggestion on bootup, and see the answer.
10-25-2008 06:49 PM
It could simply be perception, and I THINK the fan seems to run continuously. Also, I read somewhere that power supplies also have a fan, but I'm not sure of that.
One thing I AM sure of is that I work in a fairly dirty environment (SuZhou China) and so I'm going to clean my exhaust. I've also looked around for a graphic "fan meter", but can't find that either.
The CPU does not peg at high % (well, most of the time; if I open a doc with a lot of Chinese characters in it, MSWord will work very very hard to spelchek that, and sometimes peg at 100% CPU, and sometimes just come off the rails entirely.) But most of the time the CPU is fine, and I will keep checking things. It only seems that the last time MS sent down a bucketload of patches (starting with XP Pro SP3 and then patches for that and then patches for the patches), well, that is when I thought maybe the fan started to run almost continuously. But maybe it is OK.
Thanks again for your help, Peter. This NC6230 has been pretty good for three solid years, so I'm still pretty happy with it.
10-31-2008 05:13 AM
And someting more in IDLE temperature is about 34-35 degree - CPU,GPU,HDD (31 degree for HDD) and the stupid fan still work!He just do not make switch between 35;40 -> 50 degree as it suppose to be!