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  • Forum Thread: Noisy XPS 720 H2C - can someone help troubleshoot?

    Hello, We purchased our XPS 720 around Jan. 2008 and it ran very quiet up until about 6 or 8 months ago. It was a gradual thing but it got noisier and noisier. The fans sound like they are running at top speed whenever we run a game or computer scan. If you minimize any game, they seem to slowly go...
  • Forum Thread: Motherboard Fan Cable Not Detected on BIOS - XPS 730 H2C

    I have had just had my H2C heatsink and the motherboard of my XPS730 H2C replaced. Now when I boot up the BIOS says +++++++++++++++++++++ Alert! M/B Fan Cable Not Detected F1 to continue and F2 to enter Setup. +++++++++++++++++++++ THe problem is that the H2C system replaces the motherboard...
  • Forum Reply: Re: INSPIRON 531 HEAT AND NOISE?

    The cooling in the Inspiron 531 is inadequate. I measured the temperature of the Athlon 64 x2 6000+ CPU (using PC Wizard and Speedfan). Core 0 reached 157F, Core 1 hovered around 154F. So, I added four fans to help exhaust the heat: two 40mm fans in the front, a 120mm fan opposite the small vents in...
  • Forum Thread: XPS Desktop Fan Question

    Is the back case fan in the XPS 8500 controlled by the motherboard to only run when needed? I noticed mine not turning last night, but it looked liked it might have been trying to turn. I just set it up yesterday. I don't want to damage the system with a defective fan or anything. Does anyone know...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Optiplex 755 Rear Fan Failure

    Sorry to piggy back on this, I'll create a new thread if required. I have the same issue with an Optiplex 755, but it was brought about by upgrading it. It had XP and a P4 in it, and I wanted to upgrade it to WIn7. So, I installed a spare dual core CPU I had and installed Win7 on it....
  • Forum Thread: XPS 210 Fan usage (noisy)

    Hello, Ive had my very trusty XPS 210 for a number of years now, have never used it for gaming (yes, I know) but was purchased because I do lots of CAD work & at the time that was the best way to get a decent enough macine to run it. Now however, I have noticed that the fan seems to be having...
  • Forum Thread: OptiPlex 390s - Alert! Fan Failure at Start-up

    Good morning, all: Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to provide. I am the IT Mgr. for an organization and we procured 20 Dell OptiPlex 390s last August. All of the units are displaying the following messages at start-up, in random order: Alert! Previous Fan Failure Alert! Previous...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 9100 continuously powers off

    I am having trouble with my Dimension 9100. I use this system as a media center and it is in my audio / video cabinet that is fan ventaliated. It has been running fine for 4-5 years. Over the last quarter I would come home to find the system powered off. I figured it was my little kids pushing buttons...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Optiplex 745 Processor upgradation problem 3.4 pentium D To Dual Core 2.6

    I Have Dell optiplex 745 With 3.4 Ghz Pentium D Processor with 4MB cache Memory .... Recently I wanted To Upgrade my p.c to dual core 2.6Ghz E5300.. when i put Dual core processor into my board and truned on p.c the all lights was green and fan was running too fast and mY lcd Does Not dsplay anything...
  • Forum Thread: Northbridge cooler too hot?

    Hi all, I have this dimension 5150 and was curious about its normal operating temperature. Is it normal for the small heatsink to the right of the cpu to be extremely hot. Just touching it would give a small burn. The cpu cooler is very cool in comparison. Windows is sitting at its desktop and no...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Optiplex 755 SFF Fan & cooling AND Video Card solutions

    I have seen a few people wonder what Video Card will go in a Dell Optiplex 755 SFF and the next thing comes up is cooling. Well: 1. I installed an ATI Radeon 6670 low profile video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161397 The card works but has that dual fan setup. Issue...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 600 Startup Problem

    Hi, Ok for about a year now, after I've put on my PC, I would always have to restart it straight away. If not it would hard restart after about 10 minutes (I was told the pc power supply was the cause). But now when I put the pc on. This happens: The fan goes into overdrive mode...
  • Forum Thread: Hi is 3 pin cooler fan is compatible in my optiplex745?

    I'm not using my old gx260 anymore then i removed the 3 pin coolerfan fan.... I checked my mobo "Optiplex745" i saw that there is a similar plug that the "3pin" cooler fan from my old GX 260 fits, i plug it there but it's not spinning when i turn on the system.... may i know...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Installation of Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU cooler for XPS8300

    I discovered the cpu socket frame cover is screwed with cpu fan base plate together on mortherboard which to cause cannot replace the base plate in order to install new cpu cooler's base plate. How to solve it......??
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 570, Win 7, loud fan noise, then shut off all by itself!

    I noticed a loud fan noise from my desktop while using Photoshop. Then again while I was playing a game. 5 minutes into the game, the computer completely shut down. No warning. It restarted after I pushed the power button. The next day, I tried playing the game again. Same thing. Loud fan, then the...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Inspiron 530 noisy CPU fan - final solution?

    Hi, My dell Inspiron 530 CPU fan was so loud I couldn't enjoy music on my PC. I was contemplating replacing PC, then thought is replacing CPU fan (replacement cost about 30GBP) but actually have fixed the problem. But can of air duster (approx 5GBP). Power down PC and remove mains cable. Remove...
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex GX270 humming noise

    My Optiplex GX270 Small Mini tower just started to make a low humming noise when I turn it on. It was always very quiet pretty much couldn't hear it at all. All the diagnostic lights are green.The only upgrade I did was the graphic card, an ATI Raedon 9550. Could this be a serious problem?
  • Forum Reply: Re: noisy fan(?) dell inspiron 531s

    Hi, My Dell Inspiron 530 CPU fan was so loud I couldn't enjoy music on my PC. I was contemplating replacing PC, then thought of replacing CPU fan (replacement cost about 30GBP) but actually have fixed the problem. Buy can of air duster (approx 5GBP). Power down PC and remove mains cable. Remove...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 2400 Won't Reboot

    I recently restarted my uncles Dimension 2400 after having to reset the IP address in order for the wireless router to work properly. The computer will now not start. When I click the power button the fans hum to life, the hard drive makes sound, but the screen remains black. No bios screen. No windows...
  • Forum Thread: Computer Will Not Turn On

    My computer will not boot. It turns on but the fans are going really fast and the light is a steady amber color. I have tried unplugging its main power source multiple times but it will not turn on. Please help.
  • Forum Thread: MXM Fan

    Having trouble with the MXM Fan speed. It seems to be running at top speed continually. Ran diagnostics and got error code 2000-0512 MXM Fan running faster than expected. Any ideas on how to fix it.
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530 Won't Boot Up

    My Inspiron 530 has been a very good computer to me so far. However, in the past whenever it has been lightly bumped it shuts off, the power cord couldn't ever be even lightly jiggled. I've had it since 2008 though, and I managed to keep it in a safe place where this rarely happened. However...
  • Forum Thread: Gx280 solid Amber light help please :(

    Hi used a new gx280 about 2years but now it is discusting my pc gives me amber light and fan run like jet but when i restart 5 to 20 time quickly its run as normallY. winodws load and run perfect but few days i had this same problem that it gives solid amber light But fan runs slow..... all devices work...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 8300 very noisy

    Hello Last week I bought a XPS 8300 with 12GB RAM, nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti. I'm quite happy with the PC, except for the noise. I think is a little noisy when I'm surfing Internet and the like, but when I start a game then it's like being inside a plane. I installed CPUID to see...
  • Forum Reply: Re: DEll XPS 420 Case/CPU Fan too loud

    Hi, I have the same problem with my CPU fan. I disassembled it a couple of weeks ago and cleaned everything (including the heatsink), but now it has started the same thing. The system is an XPS 420 with an intel quad core processor. Everything else works fine, but the fan noise is unbearable. Is it possible...