Dell Fan Noise problem
December 20, 2005 12:21 PM Subscribe
My computer is driving me crazy... and others around me I'd imagine. I work in a cubefarm...
...where all the machines are vaguely similar. Mine is a Dell Optiplex GX280, Pentium 4 2.8, 512mgs ram, 80 gb hdd. So this isn't really top of the line, but no dinosaur either. I was installing various developer tools when I noticed the problem.
Whenever my cpu usage gets near or at 100% the fan noise increases and gets progressivley louder the longer it stays like that. Which is a problem when it begins to sound like a helicopter taking off under my desk.
I've even noticed that it will get louder when I load webpages and everyday applications. I think I tracked the problem down to what Dell calls "Hypercool" technology? But I can't find anyway to adjust the settings or do anything for that matter.
Any suggestions? I usally wear headphones anyway, but it's a little embarrassing to be the guy with that crazy computer.