Dell Dim 3000 Fan noisy like hell!!!

By Op2
Jan 29, 2007
  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,
  2. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 465

    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 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 86

    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.

  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    Have the noisey fan replaced
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