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Offline greyowl

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fan setting on laptop and 64 bit option
« on: February 15, 2019, 02:19:54 PM »
I'm just looking for some advice on a old laptop that I recently acquired.  It is a Compaq Presario CQ70 Notebook.  I was noticing in the BIOS settings that there is an option to enable "Fan Always On". 
I am wondering if it is best to enable this so that the fan is always on.  It was enabled when I got the laptop. 
Or, is it better to have the fan just come on when needed.

Second question:  It has Vista 32 bit.  I am wanting to but linux 64 bit on it.  How can I tell if the system will run a 64 bit operating system?

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Re: fan setting on laptop and 64 bit option
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2019, 02:45:16 PM »
Look at System in Control panel it should tell you if it is 64 or 32 bit.
Since it's running Vista 32 bit, it's probably a 32 bit system.
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Re: fan setting on laptop and 64 bit option
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 02:51:16 PM »
This is the fan that runs all the time when my system is on.

I personally wouldn't let the fan on the laptop run constantly.
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Re: fan setting on laptop and 64 bit option
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2019, 02:52:38 PM »
I personally wouldn't let the fan on the laptop run constantly.
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Re: fan setting on laptop and 64 bit option
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2019, 03:03:45 PM »
Look at System in Control panel it should tell you if it is 64 or 32 bit.
Since it's running Vista 32 bit, it's probably a 32 bit system.

It says "32-bit Operating System"
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Re: fan setting on laptop and 64 bit option
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2019, 05:55:06 PM »
Thank you for all the help.
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