Re: Huge noise from Dimension 3000
- From: "S.Lewis" <stew1960@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 18:19:05 -0500
"El Quimico" <elquimico@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "Christopher Muto" <muto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> are you saying that the fan is running at high speed all the time? or
>> are you saying that the fan is just whining like a fan on the road to
>> failure? do you have ventilation around the case or is it perhaps just
>> starved for air. ventilation in terms of getting fresh air in as well as
>> it exhausting into the room (as opposed to a closed cabinet)... if all
>> you want is a fan then dell spare parts has them cheap...
>> "El Quimico" <elquimico@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> Hello All!
>>> My wife's Dimension 3000 is making a huge amount of noise from the
>>> CPU fan. While under warranty, the same thing happened and Dell replaced
>>> the Motherboard, the CPU and the Fan (you know how that goes). The
>>> warranty expired and now ~ 4 months after they did that, the noise came
>>> back with a vengeance (worst than ever). Now, the hearsink is cool to
>>> the touch and seems like the problem is actually the thermocouple thinks
>>> it is hotter than it is.
>>> Do any of you have experienced a similar problem and has been able to
>>> solve it?
>>> Any help is appreciated.
>>> El quimico
> Hi! It is running full speed all the time. There is very good ventilation
> (nothing is on the back and has over 1 foot from the wall). The room is
> air conditioned. Replacing the fan won't do it as the tech changed 3 fans,
> 1 mobo and 2 cpus when they fixed over warranty. If I change the fan, it
> will happen again. I do not know how the sensor works, but I think it
> overreacts as the cpu is not as hit as it presumes.
> El Quimico
Given the costs for a replacement CPU and/or motherboard, it would be kind
of silly, imo, to NOT replace the fan first as it is comparatively cheap.
Further, how dumb would it be to assume the fan is fine and then learn it
was the problem after spending $200-300 or more for a new chip and board?
I agree with Chris - replace the fan first just to be sure (and make sure it
is clean before you even replace it).
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