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Fan/ engine whining sound

Dell desk top "dimension 5150" motor revs up w/ fan and makes lots of noise. Use to do it w/ video files or lots of windows open, now does it w/ just one window & no video

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  • d5marino Mar 14, 2009

    Dell 5150 has started making loud fan noise. I dusted the entire inside and it didn't help. Do I need to replace the fan, and if so, is it difficult?

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    I have the same issue. Everyone tells me to replace the goo between my heatsink and fan. That would be great if I knew what a heatsink was and what type of goo they were referring too

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If the fan is only making wind noise it is ok. If it is making matalic noise replace fan. It would be a good idea to clean (blow)out the dust and dirt for the inside of the computer at this time. 

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