8400 Fan Noise

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I read there were problems with the Dell 8400 fan making excess noise and
mine sounds like it's going to take off when running intense 3D
applications. I ran the diagnostic and the fan test failed intermitenly so I
had the fan replaced.

The fan still sounds like my PC it's going to take off in 3D apps. Anyone
had this issue and had it remedied by Dell?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Bob,
    My 8400 is rather quite, but then I have the Radeon 300 which doesn't
    have a fan. Perhaps you have the higher end video card which does have its
    own fan. Perhaps you changed the wrong fan. Just a thought.
    Paul

    "Bob Rowlands" <brow1@garlic.com> wrote in message
    news:10tg81pnog3s8f1@corp.supernews.com...
    >I read there were problems with the Dell 8400 fan making excess noise and
    >mine sounds like it's going to take off when running intense 3D
    >applications. I ran the diagnostic and the fan test failed intermitenly so
    >I had the fan replaced.
    >
    > The fan still sounds like my PC it's going to take off in 3D apps. Anyone
    > had this issue and had it remedied by Dell?
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    I have the ATI 800 128MB with a fan and I thought of that too, but when I
    run the Dell fan diagnostic the CPU fan noise is the same at high RPM
    without graphics.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Bob Rowlands wrote:
    > I read there were problems with the Dell 8400 fan making excess noise and
    > mine sounds like it's going to take off when running intense 3D
    > applications. I ran the diagnostic and the fan test failed intermitenly so I
    > had the fan replaced.
    >
    > The fan still sounds like my PC it's going to take off in 3D apps. Anyone
    > had this issue and had it remedied by Dell?
    What is the name of the tool you ran to check your fan and where did you
    get it?
    TIA
    ricardo
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    On Mon, 03 Jan 2005 20:30:11 +1100, ricardo <me@myself.com> wrote:

    >Bob Rowlands wrote:
    >> I read there were problems with the Dell 8400 fan making excess noise and
    >> mine sounds like it's going to take off when running intense 3D
    >> applications. I ran the diagnostic and the fan test failed intermitenly so I
    >> had the fan replaced.
    >>
    >> The fan still sounds like my PC it's going to take off in 3D apps. Anyone
    >> had this issue and had it remedied by Dell?
    >What is the name of the tool you ran to check your fan and where did you
    >get it?

    Either F12 during boot - System Diagnostic or use your blue
    rescource-cd.
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