This seems to be a common issue with these. Its fan noise for sure. I have loaded up eeectl with a custom fan profile that makes it much quieter but the fan is awful on this thing. Some out there are taking them apart and lubing the bearings but I hate to chance it. I cant seem to locate a replacement fan online. If anyone else has ran into this please let me know.
I've answered this in another thread:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/vi ... 374#517374
Your fan will spin less if you follow my above message.
Every year for the last two decades, I've bought a new notebook/ netbook. Worn out fans & bad power supplies can also make the fan noisy. Check eBay for your brand model of computer. If there are batches of spare parts sold, you know that your computer will soon break down in that specific area.
Some small computers e.g. HP, ARE DESIGNED to break down, just ouutside the warranty period (second one is about to self-destruct, after the ouut-of warranty "repair"). You might have the same USA TECHNOLOGY as I did.
Now I just buy Japanese: cars, cameras, computers, mobile phones, etc.
Greg Zeng, Australian Capital Territory