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Old 04-29-2005, 01:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy CPU Fan Too Loud

I have a Dell Dimension 8300. P4 3.0 GHz, 512 RAM, Windows XP. It's about 1 year old, and lately, the CPU fan has been really loud, even at 5%-10% CPU usage you can hear it from 10 yards away. It gets worse when I play games like RuneScape. I mean, when I play RuneScape, it's sounds so loud I think the computer is gonna explode!!

Can someone please help me out? It's getting really anoying!!
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Old 04-29-2005, 02:05 PM   #2
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buy a fan controller. runescape isnt exactly a high graphics game lol. i play it sometimes and it takes like a 8mb card to run it and isnt that hard on a cpu.
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Old 04-29-2005, 02:36 PM   #3
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From the sounds of it, it already has thermal managment built into the motherboard (hence the reason it gets louder during a game).

Perhaps just giving it a good clean with a hover will help the issue. If not, get a new HS/F - there not too expensive.

This is a shame, because all Dells I have ever used are silent.

Also, isn't it still under warranty? most Dells are sold with 3 years warranty.
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Whats to stop you just buying a new fan?
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Old 04-29-2005, 06:47 PM   #5
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runescape needs 8mb gfx? rofl...must be about the only java applet game that requires certain system specs, haha
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Do you have the little airflow helper that goes over the heatsink and leads the air flow to another fan?
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