Hello, I have a ASUS TP500LN laptop I bought new a few days ago, however I immediately noticed the fan (CPU I believe) to be louder than expected. Now the thing is I want to know, is it normal to hear the CPU fan from say 50cm away? OR should it be whisper quiet? Because sometimes the CPU fan does go whisper quiet, but that only lasts a few minutes, than the majority of the time I hear the CPU fan. It's low noise, but still noticeable to hear. I want to know, is it normal to hear the fan on this type of laptop or not? The laptop isn't under any stressed, plugged in via power, set on 'Balance (Recommended)' power plan. The CPU would be on 3-4% (even lower), Memory 35% (or even lower), Disk (0% or a bit higher). Those numbers don't exactly scream intense load. Core temperature of CPU would be somewhere like 36%. Just want to note, that at the moment, we are in winter and so it's cold, and so I doubt the weather can be blamed. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post. ------- Tried SpeedFan, NoteBook Fan Control, HWInfo (or something), openhardwaremonitor. No software I know of allows me to change the CPU fan speed or even read the fan speed. The BIOS does not allow me as well.