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- Henry Law
June 29, 2005, 2:12 am
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father to use (simple web browsing and mail). It checks out OK with
all the diagnostics but it's remarkably noisy. There's a pronounced
whine from the fan - as noisy as many desktops I've come across, and
with a metallic timbre to it that I've not heard before. It's the
laptop itself, not the docking unit where the FDD and CD are.
Before I take it up with the guy who sold it to me (who's dead
straight, so I don't want to mess him around) ... can someone who has
one of these, or had one, tell me what level of noise is normal?
(I hope this isn't an FAQ; I Googled fairly intensively, though I'm
not sure I found an adequate query string)
Henry Law <>< Manchester, England
Re: Compaq Armada M300 - how much noise should it make?
(which I replaced with a 40GB/5400) sounded similar to your description
of what you think might be fan noise. In your position I'd try a
different disk first, even if on a temporary basis, to rule that out as
the source of the noise (and certainly far easier to replace than the fan!)
On a separate note, the M300 manual I printed out claims the machine can
take 512MB memory, but a DIMM larger than 256MB keeps the machine from
booting (even though the 512MB is recognised by the BIOS). I sure would
like to know a way utilize the larger DIMM! Anyone...?
Henry Law wrote: