I had recently been asked by a neighbor to silence her ancient Dell Optiplex GX280 mini-tower system.
Once I evicted the colony of dust bunnies and herd of dead spiders, I was able to get it to operate quieter.
To make even quieter, I was considering installing a ZALMAN CNPS 9300AT SuperFlo CPU Cooler that I happen to have in my pile o' parts, but then I recalled that Dell is notorious for using proprietary heatsinks.
The question is, has anyone successfully installed a Zalman heatsink in a Dell desktop machine? If so, what mods did you have to make to get it to work?