|Thank you, Kuwese. I'll look into those fans.|
I do have 64bit. Could that be the only reason I don't get the full use of the ram? I had this computer made locally and it is supposed to be 64bit. In fact, I've seen evidence of that a few times but don't recall where I saw it.
I appreciate your info. I'll look at it to see if those fans still have something stuck in them. But I don't understand why it wouldn't roar on a warm boot up if it's dust in there. Nor why it settles down to a smooth sound after 3 minutes. I'll keep looking at it. Thanks.