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Dell dimension 5150 the fan is really noisy and sounds like its going full blast all the time.we can hardly hear the telly over it.

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Your fan is most likely in need of a cleaning, or straight out replacement. You can remove the retaining screws and pull the fan out as a complete unit and blow it out with a can of compressed air. If the noise is a high squealing sound, then I would purchase a replacement fan and install it. Fans can be purchased from Ebay, just remember to check and make sure that you are ordering the correct fan (case or heatsink) before you commit to buy.

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Max hard drive that can be fitted to a dell dimension 5150 thanks tom


Sir your Dell dimension 5150 can be expanded with maximum 250 GB of hard drive .

Thanks.
Have great day.

Oct 10, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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Should my fan run all the time on desktop dimension


Yes, the computer case fan, and the Power Supply fan should run constantly.

If this is in reference to a Dimension 5150, there is one computer case fan in the front. This fan pushes air through a plastic tuned port, (Shroud), onto the Heatsink, which sits on top of the Processor.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5150/en/sm/index.htm

The above link is to Dell Support, and the Service Manual for the Dimension 5150.
Technical Overview shows the inside of the computer.

Processor's have a thermal limit. Once they exceed this thermal limit, or temperature, the Processor turns off. (BIOS turns it off)
This is a Fail safe feature built-in to keep the Processor from burning up.

Desktop computer fans run all the time, unlike laptops.
However the fans should not run at full speed all the time.

If your desktop computer fan sounds like a 'jet engine' constantly, there may be internal hardware problems, for one.

1) It may be that the thermal paste has dried up.

The top of a Processor's case, and the bottom of a Heatsink are not perfectly smooth.
There are 'Pits, Hills, and Valleys'.

The above mentioned imperfections cause a void. This void is an air pocket.
Air is an Insulator, not a Conductor.

Thermal paste fills these voids, and is an excellent conductor of heat. Transfers the heat from the top of the Processor's case, to the bottom of the Heatsink.

Example of a typical Heatsink/Fan combo,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3451342&CatId=493

The Heatsink is the finned aluminum looking object under the fan.
(The Dimension 5150 does not use this kind of Heatsink/Fan setup. I included the link to show a typical Heatsink. The front computer case fan, pushes air through a plastic shroud which encases the Heatsink, in a Dimension 5150)

Solution is to Thoroughly clean the top of the Processor's case, and the bottom of the Heatsink, and correctly apply fresh, new thermal paste. (Average cost of thermal paste for this application is $6)

[NOTE*
Observe Anti-Static Precautions!]

2) If the inside of the computer is dirty, as well as the inside of the Power Supply, this will also cause the cooling fan/s to race at high speed.

Solution is to use a can, or two of compressed air for computers, and clean the inside of the computer, (Especially the fins on the Heatsink), and the inside of the Power Supply.

[Again, observe Anti-Static Precautions]

Sep 12, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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Dell Dimension 5150 will not start!


This is related to Hardware.

There might be a lose Ram of data cable connection on Motherboard.

This type of issue is also seen when the there is dust accumulation on Process Fan and CPU fan resulting in over heating.

This might also be due to malfunction of a motherboard.

The third reason could be that SMPS his not working.

Nov 05, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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My Dell Dimension 5150 fails to turn on when i press the main power button. It makes a jarring noise about five times and then nothing, no connection with the monitor, no activity. Any ideas?


My first inclination would be to check the power supply. There is a fan within it. If it is not turning and pushing out air, the supply will immediately fail when it gets hot. Upon starting PC, you should hear that fan and feel air coming from the vent holes. I would also check to see that any case fans inside are clear of cables. Hard drives and other media drives could also make the sound, but they shouldn't prevent PC from starting.

Oct 03, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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Dell dimension 5150


This high end video card that you just upgrade to requires a high power supply , so this can really be a power supply issue so trying a high power supply will be a good thing to do...

Aug 17, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Noise from unknown source


Grrrrrrr - Could be CD running, Could be Fan on the CPU, which if not fixed will kill you main chip, could be power supply fan, check in the back and see if fan is turning consistanly ( I think that is how you spell that) If you know how to remove covers, take side off and look at fan on the CPU or other fans and when you hear the Grrrrrrr se if you can tell where it is comong fro, also some hard drives will make a sound as they get older.. Good luck....

Apr 23, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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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

Mar 07, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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Noisy fan


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.

Mar 07, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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CPU Cooling


as long as the holes match up and you vacum(not blow out) the cooling fans you will be fine

May 10, 2008 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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