I have a Gateway M305CRV notebook. It works great, but when the cooling fan cycles on, it is VERY LOUD. Very annoying since I replaced a Toshiba notebook that you couldn't hear at all.
Will replacing the fan resolve my issue? Is the fan design proprietary to Gateway or is it possible to swap out with a non-OEM? How do I find out for sure and where do I start looking?
Is it possible that it's not the fan design, but poor case design that is the root of the issue? If so, can I somehow safely slow down the fan speed and lengthen the run cycle without overheating the processor?