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Bios And Fan Issue


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#1 Cal State

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 04:54 PM

I have a problem. I can't seem to access BIOS in Gateway 3018GZ. The function key is f12 but when pressed it says 'operating system not found'.....then I just hit enter and it boots up to the login screen.

The reason why I want to access the BIOS setting is because I want to confirm if it has 'heat sensors' because my gateway's fan is running constantly once I turn on my laptop, it never stops-and my guess is it's overheating. I just want to make sure if it is working properly-I mean not that I know how to diagnose the problem correctly, but maybe it might give me some clues.

I don't know if the problem came up when I first bought it because I didn't pay attention to it. The problem just occured to me last night and I noticed that it shouldn't do that, right?

I've had it for about 3 years and everything seems ok, but the fan is really annoying and blowing out heat(kinda noisy) and at the same time the cpu is at 2-5% which is a good thing?...

I've read somewhere online that said getting a 'coolpad' may help. I haven't gotten one yet, but I will soon if the BIOS doesn't work out. I have googled about the BIOS in Gateway 3018GZ, but I couldn't find anything. If anyone has any pointers, please post asap.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 08:44 PM

Ermmm.....try pressing F2 about once every second. I found THIS at Gateways website. Let us know if this works for you! :thumbsup:
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 10:16 PM

Well f*ck me sideways. Anyway, I got in but I didn't find anything related to 'heat sensors' or any kind of sensors :thumbsup:

As of now I'm lost on how to fix this problem. The only option that I can think of is the 'coolpad' thing. If someone knows another way, don't be shy and let me know :-)




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