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Old 03-08-2011, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,
I am a newbie on this site in need of help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My computer Dell Dimension 5150, xp home edition, around 5 years old, (intel pentium 4, cpu 3.20GHz, 512mb ram) has suddenly started to develop a loud noise, with the fan cutting in.

It comes up more when play games on facebook, it sounds like a jumbo at full speed.

I have totally had the tower apart and cleaned out all dust, everywhere, including the hard drive.

Its driving me nutty, any ideas would be great,

I am thinking along lines of new graphics card (running Radexon X300se 128mb) but dont know much else,


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If you stop any of the fans, will the sounds stop? Just use your hand and gently push in the middle till it stops.

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You can use a paper towel cardboard tube like an amplifier. Hold it to your ear and aim the other end at your various fans, you should be able to tell which fan is bad
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