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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lehatche, Apr 6, 2010.

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  1. lehatche

    lehatche Thread Starter

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    I have Dell dimension 8400, 1.5 gb memory,160 gig HDD, and running XP Pro SP3. Of late my comptuer Fans have started to get louder at the start of programs but really loud during flash videos. I have installed HWmonitor but it only picks up the HDD temp. In the past and on other computers I have had to do a reinstall to stop the problem. Can anyone think of a way to solve this without a reinstall?
     
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    Take a hoover to the inside, be careful though you dont want to jab anything with it, just suck up all the dust. That usually does it for me.
     
  3. lehatche

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    Thanks, but I forgot to mention I had used a vacum and a can of air. If I get no other ideas I might try replacing the paste between heatsink and processor although really do not want to. I'm afraid I will not get everything back together right.
     
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