MauF
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RE: Vostro 3560 fan problem

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Thank you SO MUCH for taking time to post this pics. They are really helpful.

I've decided to purchase some kapton, thermal pads and a copper sheet, and eventually will get a hold of the thermal paste and try that too for comparison purposes.

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Budflower
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Hi,

I have the same problem with a brand new Vostro 3560, i cant make simple Skype/hangout calls because of the fan noise is so loud that it sounds even louder on the other side :emotion-8:.

I saw the solutions suggested bellow.

Is their a way to handle this problem without losing the 3 year warranty???

It will be nice if a Dell representative will answer that.

Thank you.

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lubosa
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Hello,

so one small update from my post. Finally I ve contact dell support line. I ve asked them for this workaroud, if they know about this problem etc. He reccomand me to update my BIOS. And heureka, I updated my BIOS from version A13 to A16 which is available on dell page. Now its completely quite. Fan is running about 2900 rpm insted of 5300. 

So problem is completly solved.. If you cech the info about new bios there is notice that thermal policy has been updated. And it really works. SO I think if you still have a noisy fan after BIOS update there is probably another problem with the fan.

So lets check this link http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/cz/cs/czbsd1/DriverDetails/Product/vostro-3560?driverId=KRD68&os...

boazrym
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Interesting!

Can anyone check the actual temperature of the culprit chip to see if its temperature was reduced ('under same conditions') or was it just a hushing of the fan? (I'm running Linux - can't do it here...). 

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Basci
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I had the same problem with my new Vostro 3560. Called Dell support and a tech guy came to fix the problem after I explained what it was 🙂

He putted a small cooling strip on the diode which gets hot.

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Budflower
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did it solved the problem?

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free_refil
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I'm on A16 as well...  As soon as PCH reaches 60 degrees celcius, the fan goes bonkers.  They didn't fix a thing IMO....  But I already have the fix described in this post applied to my machine, so take it with a grain of salt...

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MauF
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He putted a small cooling strip on the diode which gets hot.

Lucky you! Have you monitored the diode's temp after the fix? Is the fan running less?

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MauF
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or was it just a hushing of the fan?

You ask the right questions, boazrym. I'd worry about that too. Are they just forcing the fan to not run when needed and thus stressing the motherboard and components or did they actually find a soultion.

Based on the replies after this comment, I guess they didn't. 

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boazrym
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That should be easy to check. I'm curious as well.

I guess I'll attempt that BIOS update and keep the extra cooling fixture in place as well. Nothing to lose, except maybe for an extra few grams 🙂

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