Dell Dim 3000 Fan noisy like hell!!!

By Op2
Jan 29, 2007
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  1. Hi guys,

    My computer, dell dim 3000, was always noisy to begin with, and I'm ok with it.

    3 weeks ago, I purchased new PSU (Antec 350W ATX), and the noise was reduced little bit when I first pluged it in. The PSU works great since Antec is a good name.

    About 1 week ago, my computer started making noise really really loud if I leave it there and go away for 15 minutes or so. When I come back, it will be like that forever, and I will have to turn it off for 10 minutes.

    If I leave the case open by one side, the noise will be reduced like 5 times (seriously, even more).

    The only softwares that I installed by the time it started making noise is:
    - Zone Alarm.
    - AVG.
    - Screensaver.

    I never heard that these softwares can make noise, but hey who know, just tell you guys everything possible.

    Thanks for reading,
    D.
  2. tweakboy

    tweakboy TechSpot Maniac Posts: 518

    Make sure no wires are hitting the spinning fan, Also clean all the dust off it, Seems like just a noisy fan issue,
  3. Op2

    Op2 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Thanks tweakboy, of course, it's a noisy fan issue ^_^.

    Well, it seems like much better after I uninstall my screensaver. It's weird, but may be my video card is not really good enough for that 3D screensaver.

    D.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,689   +153

    Have the noisey fan replaced
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