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Hi , I have a DX4822 Desktop... my problem is hi speed constant fan ...

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Noise, right? The fan tach transistor might have failed, but it's also possible that you need to dust it out and clear the ventilation paths; or that some knock jarred a heatsink off, which will need to be set securely back in place. Try swapping out the fan or running a fan control utility (or just the Intel utitlity for the chipset, or go update the Gateway BIOS and see what can't be done with that.)

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