Usually about 150 degrees the fan goes on for a few minutes, and that is before and
after a manufacturers' bios upgrade for thermal control was installed. I've never
dropped it but I can see where ASUS is slightly heavier plastic than Acer for example.
Which is why I'll try to replace with an ASUS. Mine has an SSD so a fall shouldn't
really hurt if the outer plastic is intact.
I used to play chess and every single time I made a move the fan would go on, other
programs were OK. Probably the reason for the bios upgrade. I asked ASUS about
it and they said if you use the computer for a few hours the fan goes on, so what.
Many programs run, especially on XP, auto upgrades, scheduled tasks, toolbars, and so forth
and with high priority. Turning them ALL off results in faster and cooler operation.
I recently reinstalled XP with no Microsoft hotfix's or security upgrades of any kind, just
Avast Virus for that stuff and it is really running OK. Acceptable, you know.
Check with the manufacturer if you think you're running hot, several have had to. This
netbook might work forever, and replacement screens, keyboards, power supplies, SSD
upgrades, all kinds of stuff are available from ASUS.
Now I run PCLinuxOS from a 16GB flash drive. Only one, possibly two programs I wish I
had, comparably running equally with the other OS's out there.
Have a good one,
p.s I usually like to keep my responses to one or two short paragraphs, sorry.