As an experiment, last night I pushed my device to the limit. Ran several heavy duty software at once. The upper right hand quadrant of the back got really really hot. Here's the thing. I put my that side of the sp3 up against my ear and I heard the fan. Otherwise, I knew the fan was running big time but I could not hear it at all. A lot of people on the internet have been crying bloody murder about how loud the fan noise is. Are they exaggerating or am I going deaf?