But when it gets hot, the fan is instructed the max out. And then you feel the heat being pumped out. I can see what many would think it's the fan that makes it hot.
To help on this issue look at CPU speed control programs to drop the clock rate. Since you run Linux here's a google of content for you -> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=LINUX+SPEEDSTEP&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=
In closing, be sure to blast the heatsinks and vents with some canned air.
My Compaq Presario V5000 makes a loud fan noise. When it the makes a loud noise, my laptop get hot. In April 2007, I accidentally spilled water from a small glass to my laptop. Is this make my laptop's fan make a loud noise. I want my laptop to make a soft noise, not a loud noise like right now. What should I do to fix my laptop's fan to not make a loud noise. Should I replace the hard disk drive and RAM? The laptop's operating system is Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) GNU/Linux. Its CPU is Intel Cereron M 410 @ 1.46GHz. It has 494.1 of RAM. I'm going to upgrade the RAm and the hard disk drive to: 2 GB RAM and 160 GB HDD.