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Hi there! I have a problem with my Dell Optiplex Gx 520 Small factor PC. The CPU fan seems to be blowing faster than usual and its making a loud noise like a vacuum cleaner. Please help .........Jones........

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Try to check in the Bios if there's an option to adjust the fan speed of your CPU. If not try speedfan, its a freeware : http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php 

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

  • jjonesche2 Oct 13, 2010

    Thank you Natzki for your response.

    My Bios does not have that feature. I've downloaded and installed Speed fan but its saying ''NO SUPPORTED CHIP DETECTED'' I don't know what else I can try. This noise begins 2 second every-time I power on the CPU.

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    xeenomorf Sep 24, 2012

    Make sure the fan speed over-ride is not checked in the BIOS

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