I’m very happy with the system so far–running like a dream, and with the video card I added (Radeon X300SE 256MB–don’t laugh, but the price was right) I can run most any game I’m playing at max.
The only question I have is, when I start the computer up first thing in the morning–after it’s been off overnight–there is a whirring noise from the back as if a fan is going full blast, and the hard drive light in front glows solid, as if the HD is being accesssed full blast or something. This lasts for about 90 seconds or so…then the noise quiets down, and the computer starts up normally. During the time of the loud fan noise there is NOTHING on the monitor–black screen. Anyone have any ideas? HP Tech Support would have been great if they could speak comprehensible English :(.