Dimension 8200: CPU fan kicks up and won't quiet down.

Discussion in 'Dell' started by darius, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. darius

    darius Guest


    My 2+yo 8200 is pretty quiet on start up, but once I do something to
    stress the system (game, large file copy, running too many programs,
    etc.) the CPU fan kicks up and just stays loud until I shut down
    completely. I can shut down all apps and leave it idle but still the CPU
    fan stays loud. My room is quite cool now that it's december.

    It's quite annoying. I think the fan USED to quiet down when the system
    is de-stressed. Now it just keeps going. I already have BiosA09. My
    system is out of warranty too :( Any idea?

    darius, Dec 14, 2004
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  2. Just to clear out the obvious - have you clean it out recently?

    If not, go & buy one of those Compressed Air Cans (sold specifically for
    cleaning Computers etc). Open up the Computer (with the PC switched off
    & disconnected) & blast out all of the dust!! Both around the CPU Fans &
    through the Power Pack opennings.

    I'm NOT necessarily saying this is your problem, but it will eliminate
    one possibility.


    John J. Burness, Dec 14, 2004
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