Question about Dell OptiPlex GX1 PC Desktop
I have been using a dell optiplex gx1 P3 bios ao7 for over a year with no problem. when i bought it second hand i noticed small black fan under green shroud had a short plug and was not and could not be plugged in anywhere. Recently I have added a second hard drive and have been doing some intese photo and movie stuff. I have since had a thermal shut down and a regulator failure. I cannot find any information on where fan is supposed to be plugged in. I know that the shroud was in place and the case fan was working but the cpu and heat sink were mighty hot ! The thermal failure occured when I romoved case cover and green shroud, added second hard drive and ran copy commander to clone new hard drive. It shut my computer down that time. Since then three days no prob but today as I was using picasso three Alert! regulator failure. I shut down, rebooted and now its running fine but I only been surfing or watching you tube. Please help.
The socket for fan power on the motherboard is usually white and has three metal pins. If your fan connector does not match this socket I would suggest buying a fan that does have the proper connector. A lot of fans are attached to the heat sink with four screws so it is not a difficult thing to replace. This should be done ASAP before the processor burns up.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
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