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I have dell optiplex GX280 System in unbranded casing, Kindly suggestion about Processor Fan Voice, he is so shouting

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The fan(which runs on a bearing) has aged, it must be replaced. Luckily this is an easy and cheap fix. Pick one
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I have a dell optiplex GX280 tower with a pentium 4 processor the power unit is the standard 250w unit. i would like to upgrade this so i can add a graphics card i am looking for something around the 400w mark any suggestions ?

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Dell Optiplex GX280 has very high processor fan noise.


Hi
Generally Dells run very quietly, so there are three possible problems here.
The first is that excessive noise can be caused by the fans having to run faster than usual to keep the temperature down. In this case you need to check and make sure that all the airways and interior of the computer are clean and clear of dust, which can build up in such a way as to seriously obstruct airflow. If this doesn't help there are normally at least 2 fans in the computer, one for the CPU chip and the other in the Power Supply. If it definitely one of these the only real way to cure it is to replace whichever is causing the problem.
You can download a very comprehensive manual for the GX280 here:
Product Support Dell US

by clicking on the "Users' Guide" link. This will download a pdf file which can be saved to your drive for future reference. The manual contains detailed instructions for these types of things, easily accessed by an interactive menu system.
Since this is quite an elderly system, you may find, that after pricing any replacements necessary to cure the noise, it makes more economic sense to put the cash towards a more up-to-date system.
Hope this is helpful, if so would you please register that with Fixya
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Nov 27, 2014 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Dose not boost and fan is high speed


The Thermal Paste in-between the Processor, and finned Heatsink that sits on it; has dried up.

THOROUGHLY clean top of Processor, and bottom of Heatsink.
PROPERLY apply fresh, new Thermal Paste.

FOLLOW Anti-Static Procedures.

(Not 'shouting', emphasizing)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3071621&CatId=503

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/274

ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-gx280_user%27s%20guide_en-us.pdf


Click on the style of Optiplex GX280 that you have. In the list click on Processor.

FOLLOW Anti-Static Procedures.

Yes, I listed that twice.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 25, 2013 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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A message says "previous fan


my dell gx 280 fan failure how i solve it'

Nov 23, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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Hd keeps rebooting. I swapped drives, battery, memory and still the same so it must be something with the motherboard. Any suggestion. It's a Dell Optiplex GX280 desktop


It could also be the processor, either its overheating or it has simply packed up first check that the heatsink above it has been correctly installed and is resting directly on top of the processor and that the fan on the heatsink is functioning. If that doesnt work then replace the processor completely.

Jul 15, 2010 | Dell Optiplex GX280 (99301) Motherboard

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Over heating


No thermal grease or old dry thermal grease and a dust and debris filled heatsink is your most likely cause of this problem. Dell isn't very overclocker friendly...it is more likely a lack of maintenance in blowing the dust out of the case on a regular basis. Take the case panels off and use dry compressed air to blow the system out and clean it thoroughly. The heatsink needs to be removed and the hold down latch on the processor needs to be removed and the heatsink and processor need to be wiped clean and a new thin layer of thermal grease applied to the processor. Put the system back together and fire it up.

Sep 27, 2009 | Dell Optiplex GX280 (99301) Motherboard

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I have Dell GX280 system. My Fan produces more sounds and runs fast. System Hangs while processing and performs slow, causes processor nore hot. I pasted the Heat Sink Paste on processor that resuls in low...


More than likely your fan needs to be replaced. These small form factor Dells are know for problems like this. Warning! Do NOT attempt to blow out the CPU fan with canned air, as this will likely lodge dust particles in the axis of the fan causing it to drag and become louder!

Sep 09, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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How do i replacea fan on a dell gx280


Hi,
First select the chassis type of GX280 you have from the link below
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx280/en/ug/index.htm

The page would redirect you to the user manual for the system
Look under Add Remove components > Processor or motherboard.

The Fan removal instructions are given step by step with pictures


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Proton

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Apr 30, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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Dell GX280 High Speed Fan and No Display.


i had same problem today and i tested my machine and solved the problem at last.
the problem is the thermal value that your mainboard sets for your cpu.
please replace the mb.
ps: before this process,i tried almost everything . cpu fan , memory , cpu , cables ,case ... everything. but the problem is on your mb.

Feb 04, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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No Ethernet controller on Optiplex XP Pro SP3


Hey evolution200.
Heres the installer file for your Broadcom Ethernet Controller:
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/network/R132254.EXE
Get back to me and let me know if that worked out for you.

Feb 03, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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Dell Optiplex GX280 won't start. Fan sounds like a Boeing 757


If the processor is ok, you can just change the motherboard. Then look for a compatible motherboard that can accept your processor.

Nov 28, 2008 | Dell Optiplex GX280 (99301) Motherboard

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