Computer fan runs on and off consistently

Gateway laptop Nv55co3u
December 1, 2010 at 07:31:13
Specs: Windows 7
I just bought a new gateway computer and it worked great the first week. After I had a professional transfer my files from my old computer to my new one (my last comp fan died therefore it did not turn on and I had all my previous data/files on its hdd) i noticed that my computer fan runs on and off consistently, every 2-3 mins its on and then off. I know that is is def not right, and it gets very annoying! and I know it is def not overheating.... please help!

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December 1, 2010 at 11:01:25
If you are placing the laptop on a soft surface like your lap then it will do that. The fan is set to run only when needed and should be variable speed. If you hear it you may be restricting airflow under the unit. Place on a hard flat surface.

"and I know it is def not overheating" Explain how you know that?

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December 1, 2010 at 11:20:46
Ever thought of Gateway tech support seeing your laptop is only 2 weeks old? Makes sense to me.

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December 6, 2010 at 07:27:46
thanks for all the help!

Well, I am sure it is not overheating, since this fan problem starts right when my comp starts.....

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December 6, 2010 at 08:47:18
to elaborate on the fan problem here
actually overheating does occur when u start up the system. It also occurs when u load ur system which causes sometimes BSOD's, and its placed on a cloth or on ur lab which is not good for u"biologically" and for the labtop. another thing did u check that the fan did not accidentally move from its postion? did u check that the fan is getting enough power from the labtops powersupply that all cables inside the labtop are plugged in?

computers are a second home

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