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What can I do to get the fan on my Dell Dimension to be quieter? 

by on May 16, 2013

Q: Problem: Fan is TOO LOUD! Dell Dimension 3000. Fan is not attached to heatsink. Heatsink is clean, so is fan. I removed green cover but that didn’t help. I put my hand over the back of the fan thinking the fan would just run faster. Nope. It quieted down immediately. Removed my hand and the fan sounded like an airplane prop! So now I have it covered in the front to block airflow and it’s quiet as can be. Heatsink feels to be normal temp. Any problem operating this way and what could be the cause? I had this problem before and it went away by itself. Can’t figure this one out.


Heat sinks or no heat sinks 

by on September 10, 2009

Q: Is it bad to put heat sinks on any if not all the motherboard chips?

A: You will want to figure out if adding heat sinks to your motherboard will void the warranty. Adding them might also cause issues if you have to RMA the new motherboard, especially if you’re using any kind of permanent or semi-permanent thermal adhesive. Since heat sinks are metal you’ll need to also be very careful to avoid causing any kinds of shorts which could potentially toast your new motherboard. Read the rest of this entry »

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