Searched the web and found a few posts that suggest loud laptops exist and they just have to be put up with. I have had this HP laptop five days and the fan is getting louder and louder. Some days I assume it must have helicopter rotor blades for fans. I know nothing about PC's and for I know this could be normal; but the old Acer it replaces never got this audible. Can I ask what you would consider to be acceptable fan noise.