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Noisy fan Hi there - I have a Dell Dimension 5150 desktop and in the last couple of months the fan has made more noise and not only that - when I look in TASK MANAGER - my processor is sometimes on 100% (along with the noisy fan). Are they connected? Sometimes - it's something called svchost.exe - which is hogging the processor. Are they connected? or is it two different problems? Apart from this (it's not constant noise - just every so often) - the pc works fine. Thanks - June

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The 100% noisiest fan is the hardware things and the svchost is the software problem...first thing you can check the svchost to remove the malwarebytes or trojan remover..second things you can fix the noisiest fan by cleaning the fan or replacing the fan.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

  • gladriel69 Jan 03, 2011

    I found this very useful, I took the fan apart and cleaned it. I was surprised how much dust there was, and now it makes no noise at all, it was awful before.

    Still getting 100% usage, so going to do a spyware remover and mcafee scan (I assume this is what you were talking about).

    I only have 2gb RAM, noticed I can up that to 4gb RAM, will that stop the 100% thing?

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SOURCE: Noisy fan - ~Dell Dimension 5150 (3 years old)

This issue is discussed here: Click Here
As for the fan check it inside the pc sounds like you may be missing a screw

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