I have a Dell Dimension 8200. Recently the CPU cooling fan broke down.
I replaced it with a 90 MM fan with three pins, same voltage.
When I turn the computer on I get a message sayng "previous fan failure. Press F1 to continue or press F2 to go to set up page"
Anyway the fan starts but it seems to run at a high speed and makes noise.
Dell does not offer a replacement for fans or any other solutions.
What can I do?
I very much appreciate any help.
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Hi...you can press the F2 key to enter setup...and scroll down until the fan is highlited...hit enter and then F10 to save and exit.This tells the computer its OK. you should have plugged the fan in the same pin port the old fan was in. Usually only 1,. If the new fan is not from dell..it may be faster and noiser..or it may be faulty..if you bought it locally you may try to return it. The purpose of the fan of course is to remove the hot air from the CPU to keep it from overheating. If this fan does it it is most likely ok. Hope this helps.. Squipps
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Make sure u can open the casing well to expose the interior parts without causing any damage. Then by close look at the processor area , that is where the heat sink is located. Normally the dell dimension 2400 has a green channel shaped structure that acts as a passage for the air that enters in and out for cooling the heat sink. It has a locking parts that slides into the casing back by slight pressing to the back of the casing just behind the processor area, be so observant to notice the locking parts. then the fan is just fixed behind that green " channel like" and its fixed on the rear side of the casing,
you a ed to re-grease the cpu.
take off the heat sink thats the big metal lump in the middle of the motherbaord under neath it you will find a it will have like a grey or white paint tye stuff on it chip claen it off with some tissue re-apply new grease from maplins or pc world under thermal heat paste the deerer the the better quality the price is between £5 - £10. then put it back together.
The fan settings can be found in the BIOS. On a Dell machine, when you turn the computer on repeatedly hit F2 until you are brought to the BIOS. Search through there until you find something named Acoustics, change the option to run at a lower level. Remember to save the changes before you exit.
The clinking sound could well be your drive heads snapping back into parking location if your power supply is going out. Since the 8200 comes with a pretty weak power supply those tend to go out shortly after you've upgraded to a better graphics card or added another drive to the system. I've replaced mine a few times and now have a 450 watt supply in it which seems to be able to handle a powered video card and the 2nd HD, 2nd dvd without running out of juice. Another good thing for these old dimensions is the addition of a case /slot fan to help with cooling a bit more. (see included picture) I've had dealings with a number of dimensions from this era not cooling enough and the slot fans really helped stability. Let me know if any of this helps your situation.
you can contact online for techsupport at dell at www.support.dell.com this a live tech support session totally free they have helped me out numerous times keep me posted on how this goes ok best regards mike
hi, i also hav a dimensions 8200 which i recently uprgaded to a 2.8gh, but i discovered there were two versions of this system one which supports a 400FSB and the other 533FSB, these can determine the speed of ur cpu. Like you, I havent been able to unlock my clock speeds in the bios but i think you should be able to get more from ur new cpu by updating ur bios version to A09. check the dell site for more info on how to do this.