I have had a Compaq Presario 2500 for 6 months, and it´s really noisy. I suspect it´s the fan or cooler, when I start the computer it´s quiet as a mouse, but after a few minutes it sounds like a vacuum cleaner/hoover and the noise doesn´t stop. It makes no difference if I use Word, surf the net or play games, it still sounds like a vacuum cleaner/hoover!!!
Has anyone got this problem??? And what can I do about it???
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Hey I have the same laptop with the same problem. I took it to class once and everybody was looking at me as if I was a criminal. Anyway I don't know what to do, now I regret ever buying it, maybe we should contact compaq, I don't know.
clean the dust out of the fan (if possible with a can of compresed air) if not, call compaq. my Pavilion ze4630us (similar but with a HP logo (LOL) and a Athlon XP -M) only gets loud when im playin UT2004
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The problem is solve if you go to the compaq page, http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html in the support page, and write you presario 2500 model, (for me it's 2570CA) , for you it's surely different, after go to the software and driver download, choose your Os, and check for some Bios update, like this :
I had my Presario 2500 (Pentium IV 3.06 MHz 1 GB RAM) 3 months ago. The first heavy usage was in a minesite with tempratures between -20 and -30 outside and + 16 inside; no problems at all.
On return to Australia in mid summer, temperatures are between 28 and 38 in the office (no luck with the air con). Since then, I experienced the horrible noise of the fans at full speed and a terrible heat pumping from the left side exhaust. At the begining was only the noise, but now the whole bugger just freezes completely in the middle of sessions, sometimes it comes back, sometimes just go on and on and I have to loose everything I did not save. I think the temperature it reaches is just too high. I am thinking in asking Compaq an explanation.
The Compaq Bios is trying to correct for some temperature problem it's having. Try puting in a new cooler that blows a ton of air. But the best thing to do would be drill some holes in that case at the top and on the side in an effort to increase airflow(side fan wouldn't be a bad idea ethier).
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I had the same problem with my presario
I turned the fan for the processor over so
it would blow air in across the top of the
processor instead of pulling air out from
the processor. Worked like a charm