hp zd7140 fan noise

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greetings!

anyone have any experience in keeping this machine quiet? the fans are
fairly loud and never stop. i realize with a P4, there is likely to be at
least one fan on all the time, but is there any other solution? a quieter,
3rd-party fan, perhaps?

thanks!

-p
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    "Peter Lutek" <plutek@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:pan.2004.10.29.19.48.22.241770@nospam.com...
    > greetings!
    >
    > anyone have any experience in keeping this machine quiet? the fans are
    > fairly loud and never stop. i realize with a P4, there is likely to be
    > at
    > least one fan on all the time, but is there any other solution? a
    > quieter,
    > 3rd-party fan, perhaps?
    >
    > thanks!
    >
    > -p
    >

    Power management settings: apply the battery settings to normal ops so
    that CPU throttling is applied. Most of the time you can't tell the
    difference in performance with most P4's. If it is not obvious that the
    CPU is being throttled, download a copy of SpeedswitchXP, or HMonitor.
    Both have customizable settings for the throttling level; HMonitor
    reports the CPU and HD temps and will throttle on temperature,and also
    reports fan speed (if your laptop has the sensor, most don't). Note
    that these will only reduce fan noise at the limits you set; the P4 must
    be cooled constantly so shutting down the fan is not an option. The GPU
    fan is controlled from the video and there is no way to handle it AFIK
    (if there is a separate GPU fan).

    Q
  2. Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

    Peter Lutek <plutek@nospam.com> wrote in comp.sys.laptops:


    > anyone have any experience in keeping this machine quiet? the fans are
    > fairly loud and never stop. i realize with a P4, there is likely to be
    > at least one fan on all the time, but is there any other solution? a
    > quieter, 3rd-party fan, perhaps?


    If you have Windows Indexing service running (speeding up the still lousy
    search function) it will use periods of inactivity to search and index
    your hard disk and heat up your processor, causing the fan on some laptops
    to run almost all the time. Stop the indexing service, (and, totally
    unrelated, download Google Search) and see if that helps.

    You also could try to speed down your fans with a utility like Speedfan.
    http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php


    --
    CeeBee


    "I don't know half of you
    half as well as I should like;
    and I like less than half of you
    half as well as you deserve."
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