change fan speed on windows 2000

December 7, 2011 at 14:37:47
Specs: windows 2000
i have a dell dimension 8100 PC with windows 2000 and i was wondering if there was a way or program to change the fan speed. thanks

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#1
December 7, 2011 at 14:47:00
Speedfan - http://www.filehippo.com/download_s...

intel P4 3.0ghz HTT
ATI 9800 Pro AGP 8x
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#2
December 7, 2011 at 15:02:49
sorry i tried that it dosen't seem like its working

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#3
December 7, 2011 at 16:51:55
Speedfan, or any other utility can only alter the speed of any fans if there is a suitable sensor inbuilt in the motherboard together with the necessary controller circuit/chip

The documentation I've seen so far on that vintage machine shows only passive cooling for the CPU so what fan are you referring to? If there is a CPU fan in your tower then it may have been fitted after-market. Or there might be a case-fan and of course there will be a powersupply fan. None of these will be controllable unless they are wired through a separate controller. What is the real issue you have that leads you to ask about controlling the fan speeds in this machine?

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#4
December 7, 2011 at 17:10:45
it overheats and ive cleaned out all of the dust and i cant feel much air coming out of the case fan(i think its called that)

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#5
December 7, 2011 at 17:44:46
http://support.dell.com/support/edo...

It appears there is a case-fan and may also be another fan in a shroud covering the CPU heatsink. Have you verified that both fans spin up? It may be that on a system this old the fan bearings ( probably sleeve bearings rather than rollers) are worn inhibiting the fan operation. If you can separate the fans from their surrounding mounting brackets you may be able to put generic replacements. The illustrations show only two-wire connectors which is a certain indicator their speeds cannot be detected or controlled.

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