spunkyremus
1 Copper

XPS 410 cpu fan failure, but the fan is running

It is running, but running a lot louder than normal. I just replaced power supply with a new 450w power supply. I've checked and the fan's connected to the mb.

 

It's not a cpu fan, either. The cpu has a heat sink and the fan in question is at the front of the case.

 

Is there something I need to do to get the mb to talk to the fan again or is it because of the new power supply.

 

The computer boots up like normal and other than a really loud fan and having to hit F1 at boot up, things are running fine.

 

Thanks.

 

Del

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TipplerMG
1 Nickel

Re: XPS 410 cpu fan failure, but the fan is running

hi! for the f1 you just have to disable the floppy drive in your system setup (bios)..sorry cant help on the fan
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theeggman
1 Copper

Re: XPS 410 cpu fan failure, but the fan is running

Any ideas as to the cause of this?

I read on another thread the fans somehow communicate to the bios, and if bios doesn't get the correct signal that error shows up.

I have the exact same situation, however all I did was replace the video card on my XPS 410. Hardware otherwise seems fine, just the primary CPU fan is a lot louder than it usually is. Should I order a replacement fan, or replace the heatsink as well?

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dcgtls
4 Germanium

Re: XPS 410 cpu fan failure, but the fan is running

The fan in the front is the CPU fan, it blows the air thru the heatsink. If the fan is making loud noise then it is time to replace it before it fails and causes overheating.

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theeggman
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Re: XPS 410 cpu fan failure, but the fan is running

Considering I run this poor machine 24/7 I'm not all that surprised its about to go after a couple years.

Looks like its fairly straight forward to replace though what is its part number?

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dcgtls
4 Germanium

Re: XPS 410 cpu fan failure, but the fan is running

Here is a clip from my parts sheet for it.

Heatsinks, Fans and Accessories
P8016 CPU Heatsink & Shroud Assembly (For 8xx, 9xx, 6xxx series CPUs), Mainstream
P8192 Front Fan & Shroud Assembly
MJ611 PCI Fan & Shroud Assembly
U9607 CPU Heatsink & Shroud Assembly (For 5xx series CPUs), Mainstream
X9694 CPU Heatsink & Shroud Assembly (For Presler 960 CPU), Performance

Alienware Aurora R4: i7-3820, 8GB, 10TB of HDD, AMD/ATI Radeon HD 7800, Samsung 27" monitor

XPS 730x: i7 920,   Replaced with an Alienware Aurora R4

XPS 410: Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz (Q6600) , 6GB, EVGA 8800GTS 640MB,
Single TV Tuner , X-Fi Xtreme Music, Logitec X530 Speakers

Latitude 10 Tablet

Inspiron 1720: T7500, 4GB, 120GBx5400, 120GBx7200, 8600GT, DVD+/-RW, Bluetooth,
Windows 8.1

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Thereal-dbk4297
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Re: XPS 410 cpu fan failure, but the fan is running

Hello,

Is the new power supply a Dell part number, or an after market unit?

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dcgtls
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Re: XPS 410 cpu fan failure, but the fan is running

What power supply are you talking about? I only gave part numbers for heatsink and fans. And all ot he part numbers I listed are Dell part numbers that you would use when calling Dell Spare Parts. I took these numbers directly from the spreadsheet I have with all of the Dimension series listed that I got from Dell. I am a Certtified Dell Tech and have been for around 7 - 8 years.

Alienware Aurora R4: i7-3820, 8GB, 10TB of HDD, AMD/ATI Radeon HD 7800, Samsung 27" monitor

XPS 730x: i7 920,   Replaced with an Alienware Aurora R4

XPS 410: Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz (Q6600) , 6GB, EVGA 8800GTS 640MB,
Single TV Tuner , X-Fi Xtreme Music, Logitec X530 Speakers

Latitude 10 Tablet

Inspiron 1720: T7500, 4GB, 120GBx5400, 120GBx7200, 8600GT, DVD+/-RW, Bluetooth,
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Thereal-dbk4297
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Re: XPS 410 cpu fan failure, but the fan is running

What power supply are you talking about?

Hello ...

I was replying to the OP that started this thread.

If he installed a non-Dell power supply, it's not talking to the motherboard. Hence the fast fan speed, and the error at startup.

Mis Dos Centavos,
Darrell

Gadfly at large

Helping Dell Customers here since 1998

My systems ...
Dimension XPS D266 - Now retired
Toshiba Tecra M1
Dimension 4300 - Received DOA as a gift. Reinstalled XP and still working great
Dimension 9150 - Pent D 3.2GHz, 4GB dual-channel 533 DDR2 Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 3.6.14
  Congrats to Jimmie Johnson #48 - FIVE time Nascar Sprint Cup Champ !!!!  

 

dcgtls
4 Germanium

Re: XPS 410 cpu fan failure, but the fan is running

The PSU does not talk to the fans. I replaced the PSU in my 410 with a retail 650w and there was no issues ans many others have done. The fans in the 410 connect directly to the motherboard and are controlled thru the bios and has nothing to do with the PSU. I would think if was just a coincident that they happened at around the same time or when he had removed the heatsink to re-run the wiring that he bumped it and it was jarred a bit. If he has checked everything and it is all connected properly then the fan is starting to go and needs to be replaced. Fans do fail, I have had fans fail 10 minutes after installing and others that are still going stron in old 386/486 systems that I still have.

Alienware Aurora R4: i7-3820, 8GB, 10TB of HDD, AMD/ATI Radeon HD 7800, Samsung 27" monitor

XPS 730x: i7 920,   Replaced with an Alienware Aurora R4

XPS 410: Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz (Q6600) , 6GB, EVGA 8800GTS 640MB,
Single TV Tuner , X-Fi Xtreme Music, Logitec X530 Speakers

Latitude 10 Tablet

Inspiron 1720: T7500, 4GB, 120GBx5400, 120GBx7200, 8600GT, DVD+/-RW, Bluetooth,
Windows 8.1

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