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GX280 - is it the motherboard?

Hi - I have a Dell GX280 which has the loud fan issue..

I have replaced and upgraded the original heatsink w4254 to the G8113 and replaced the original fan w/ same model.

The fan is still running at a high speed - w/an above normal noise...

Do you have any suggestions on how to fix this... could it the motherboard? if so - do you know what dell replaced the problem boards w? (i.e. model #) I also did a bios flash today A03 to A07... :-0 but the fan is still not very quiet... your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

thanks!

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  • esrarazvi Dec 17, 2008

    Its the capacitors on the motherboards. Dude we will be trying to fix it. If it works we will let you know if we can sell it to u for a decent price or unless u can solder but if you cn't then please dont try. My email is esrarazvi@gmail.com so get in touch with me in about 1 week. Happy holidays

    ER

  • cnmoua Feb 21, 2009

    I have the same problem. Please tell me if there is any possible solution.



    Thanks,



    David

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Try to press down on the hood of the cpu fan and see if it reduces speed and noise..

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I had the same problem and now it is resolved.
See: http://www.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=349309&thid=1316656

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Go here and download this program.

http://www.download.com/SpeedFan/3000-2094_4-10067444.html

This program will control your fan speed based on your cpu temp. It's main use is to quiet fan noise.

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