DM4 fan always on BIOS setting, and general noise
Also, even with that setting turned to disabled, the hard drive produces quite a bit of noise without the fan. Is that normal? I know its a 7200RPM drive so its bound to be a bit louder than my 5400RPM drive, but is yours as loud when seeking and also at idle? Sounds like a constant woosh at idle, and the normal crunching when seeking, and both are very noticeable. The more laptops I get experiences with, the more I get amazed by how quiet modern Macbook(pro's) are in comparison, heh.
And while I'm asking stuff, which pieces of pre-installed software are bloatware and what is actually useful? The startup time seems slow for a laptop with components this fast, even the laptop in my sig starts up faster despite having a much slower processor and slower hard drive, so I think there's a fair bit of bloatware on the HP.