Can I use a generic CPU fan to replace in a Dell Optilex GX260 computer?

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  1. Guest

    Can I use a generic CPU fan to replace in a Dell Optilex GX260 computer?
    Thank you in advance. :)
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    , Sep 16, 2004
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    Re: Can I use a generic CPU fan to replace in a Dell OptiPlex GX260 computer?

    wrote:
    > Can I use a generic CPU fan to replace in a Dell Optilex GX260 computer?
    > Thank you in advance. :)


    I meant to spell OptiPlex correctly. ;) I found this:
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/sm/mprcssr.htm#1106735
    for Small Mini Tower (SMT) Chassis computer. It looks like Dell's design?
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    , Sep 16, 2004
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  3. the optiplex gx260 has a fan-less heatsink that relies on a plastic shroud
    and case fan to provide airflow over the processor heat sink. you can reuse
    this heat sink and shroud on a replacement processor and maintain the same
    level of cooling and noise or you can remove the shroud and heatsink and
    install your own combination heatsink with integrated fan (but this will
    likely add noise to the system).

    <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > Can I use a generic CPU fan to replace in a Dell Optilex GX260 computer?
    > Thank you in advance. :)
    > --
    > "Have I told you how much I like ants, huh? Especially fried in a
    > subtle blend of mech fluid and grated gears?" --Rampage to Inferno,
    > "Transmutate" in Transformers (Beast Wars)
    > /\___/\
    > / /\ /\ \ Phillip (Ant) @ http://antfarm.ma.cx & http://aqfl.net
    > | |o o| | E-mail: NT or
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    Christopher Muto, Sep 16, 2004
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  4. Guest

    Hmm, how come I got a few fan errors in BIOS a few weeks ago? The
    machine still works, but I think the fan is going to die sooner or later.
    I had to clear the event log in CMOS to remove the recorded errors.

    I think I forgot to mention this:
    Dell OptiPlex GX260 Small Mini Tower (SMT) Chassis computer with a Intel
    P4 CPU fan.


    Christopher Muto <> wrote:
    > the optiplex gx260 has a fan-less heatsink that relies on a plastic shroud
    > and case fan to provide airflow over the processor heat sink. you can reuse
    > this heat sink and shroud on a replacement processor and maintain the same
    > level of cooling and noise or you can remove the shroud and heatsink and
    > install your own combination heatsink with integrated fan (but this will
    > likely add noise to the system).


    > > Can I use a generic CPU fan to replace in a Dell Optilex GX260 computer?
    > > Thank you in advance. :)

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    subtle blend of mech fluid and grated gears?" --Rampage to Inferno,
    "Transmutate" in Transformers (Beast Wars)
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    , Sep 17, 2004
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  5. Ben Myers Guest

    How about blasting the fan with compressed air to clean out all the dust? Same
    with the fan inside the power supply. If that fails, look up the part number of
    the fan assembly, call Dell (tel: 1800-357-3355) and order a replacement. Dell
    is quite reasonable in price for its non-electronic replacement parts.

    .... Ben Myers

    On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 18:26:50 -0500, wrote:

    >Hmm, how come I got a few fan errors in BIOS a few weeks ago? The
    >machine still works, but I think the fan is going to die sooner or later.
    >I had to clear the event log in CMOS to remove the recorded errors.
    >
    >I think I forgot to mention this:
    >Dell OptiPlex GX260 Small Mini Tower (SMT) Chassis computer with a Intel
    >P4 CPU fan.
    >
    >
    >Christopher Muto <> wrote:
    >> the optiplex gx260 has a fan-less heatsink that relies on a plastic shroud
    >> and case fan to provide airflow over the processor heat sink. you can reuse
    >> this heat sink and shroud on a replacement processor and maintain the same
    >> level of cooling and noise or you can remove the shroud and heatsink and
    >> install your own combination heatsink with integrated fan (but this will
    >> likely add noise to the system).

    >
    >> > Can I use a generic CPU fan to replace in a Dell Optilex GX260 computer?
    >> > Thank you in advance. :)

    >--
    > "Have I told you how much I like ants, huh? Especially fried in a
    > subtle blend of mech fluid and grated gears?" --Rampage to Inferno,
    > "Transmutate" in Transformers (Beast Wars)
    > /\___/\
    > / /\ /\ \ Phillip (Ant) @ http://antfarm.ma.cx & http://aqfl.net
    >| |o o| | E-mail: NT or
    > \ _ / Nuke ANT from e-mail address if your e-mail was returned.
    > ( )
    Ben Myers, Sep 17, 2004
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  6. ask a bad question, get a bad answer....
    the sff has a unique chassis with a unique blower fan. sounds like you need
    a replacement. call dell. i would not recommend using an alternate type of
    heatsink/fan configuration in the sff chassis.

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hmm, how come I got a few fan errors in BIOS a few weeks ago? The
    > machine still works, but I think the fan is going to die sooner or later.
    > I had to clear the event log in CMOS to remove the recorded errors.
    >
    > I think I forgot to mention this:
    > Dell OptiPlex GX260 Small Mini Tower (SMT) Chassis computer with a Intel
    > P4 CPU fan.
    >
    >
    > Christopher Muto <> wrote:
    > > the optiplex gx260 has a fan-less heatsink that relies on a plastic

    shroud
    > > and case fan to provide airflow over the processor heat sink. you can

    reuse
    > > this heat sink and shroud on a replacement processor and maintain the

    same
    > > level of cooling and noise or you can remove the shroud and heatsink and
    > > install your own combination heatsink with integrated fan (but this will
    > > likely add noise to the system).

    >
    > > > Can I use a generic CPU fan to replace in a Dell Optilex GX260

    computer?
    > > > Thank you in advance. :)

    > --
    > "Have I told you how much I like ants, huh? Especially fried in a
    > subtle blend of mech fluid and grated gears?" --Rampage to Inferno,
    > "Transmutate" in Transformers (Beast Wars)
    > /\___/\
    > / /\ /\ \ Phillip (Ant) @ http://antfarm.ma.cx & http://aqfl.net
    > | |o o| | E-mail: NT or
    > \ _ / Nuke ANT from e-mail address if your e-mail was returned.
    > ( )
    Christopher Muto, Sep 17, 2004
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  7. Guest

    Well, I was hoping to avoid Dell. :) If that is the case due to proprietary
    fan, then I guess it has to be.


    ben_myers_spam_me_not wrote:
    > How about blasting the fan with compressed air to clean out all the dust? Same
    > with the fan inside the power supply. If that fails, look up the part number of
    > the fan assembly, call Dell (tel: 1800-357-3355) and order a replacement. Dell
    > is quite reasonable in price for its non-electronic replacement parts.


    > ... Ben Myers


    > On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 18:26:50 -0500, wrote:


    > >Hmm, how come I got a few fan errors in BIOS a few weeks ago? The
    > >machine still works, but I think the fan is going to die sooner or later.
    > >I had to clear the event log in CMOS to remove the recorded errors.
    > >
    > >I think I forgot to mention this:
    > >Dell OptiPlex GX260 Small Mini Tower (SMT) Chassis computer with a Intel
    > >P4 CPU fan.
    > >
    > >
    > >Christopher Muto <> wrote:
    > >> the optiplex gx260 has a fan-less heatsink that relies on a plastic shroud
    > >> and case fan to provide airflow over the processor heat sink. you can reuse
    > >> this heat sink and shroud on a replacement processor and maintain the same
    > >> level of cooling and noise or you can remove the shroud and heatsink and
    > >> install your own combination heatsink with integrated fan (but this will
    > >> likely add noise to the system).

    > >
    > >> > Can I use a generic CPU fan to replace in a Dell Optilex GX260 computer?
    > >> > Thank you in advance. :)

    --
    "Have I told you how much I like ants, huh? Especially fried in a
    subtle blend of mech fluid and grated gears?" --Rampage to Inferno,
    "Transmutate" in Transformers (Beast Wars)
    /\___/\
    / /\ /\ \ Phillip (Ant) @ http://antfarm.ma.cx & http://aqfl.net
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    , Sep 18, 2004
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