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Need new fan for cpu, suggestions?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DigitalBlasphmy, Oct 22, 2014.

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  1. DigitalBlasphmy

    DigitalBlasphmy Thread Starter

    Jan 16, 2002
    I have a dell xps studio 8100 and the cpu has been running way too hot. The fan kicks on and sounds like a vaccum cleaner its so loud. I would like to buy an after market one, a better one, but I have no idea what would fit?

    I cannot get to the back side of the mobo, as its got rivets in it. Basically, I would like a fan to just "plug and play" but im not quite that savvy on what would fit.

    My HDD just failed, for the first time in any pc, and I bought a new one and was able to install it today and still now the fans seem to be running a little hotter.

    any suggestions would be appreciated. Oh and im poor. Budget is best!
  2. CleaverX


    Sep 27, 2012
    Well, Dell tends to use a lot of proprietary hardware on their computers, so going with an aftermarket CPU cooler may be a problem, you should first try to reseat the heath sink: remove, clean the old thermal goo, ,apply new better thermal past and reinstall.
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