Having recently reformatted and added new RAM to my laptop that I aquired off my girlfriend and it is now in a "usable" state (thanks for all the help from the guys on this forum!). I only have one more thing thats really ticking me off, the fan! It seems to come on pretty much after I open my first application in windows and does not go off till I shut down, Its very noisy! Do you guys think I will see/hear a difference if I get my self some thermal paste and re-seat the CPU etc?? Also is there anyway of controlling the fan from windows? Maybe an app that does it? The laptop is a 15" widescreen Packard Bell EasyNote. Thanks in advance!