Computer Fan running loud

Dell Dimension 4600
May 13, 2008 at 14:23:44
Specs: Windows Vista, 3.4GHz/4GB
My Dell Dimension fan is running loud, since the temperture in my room is really hot, it must be picking it up. Anyways I took the side off, and put a box under it, that is 8 inches high. Now that the side is off it is running really quiet.

My question is since it is open on the side, could the static electrity from the carpet cause damage? Does it need to be higher than 8 inches up?


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May 13, 2008 at 15:45:22
I don't think you have to be concerned about that at all.

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May 13, 2008 at 17:28:06
I agree with Guapo, you could even remove the box and put the PC back on the carpet.

If the heat is an ongoing problem, you might consider adding another fan to the box. But leaving the panel off is ok too.

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May 13, 2008 at 18:58:40
When our Dell 4600 starts in with a loud fan we know its time to blow out the dust....every time.
Be sure to remove the green shroud and blow out the dust in the heat sink as well.

The fan pulls air out and if the H.S. is clogged the fan works overtime. It seem to only take a little bit of dust.

Just lung power will do it....and be sure to of unplugged the machine first.

Don't ever use a vac cleaner.

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May 24, 2008 at 14:27:26
Did the problems start after you replaced the Power Supply (as referenced in this post: )?

Life's more painless for the brainless.

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