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Re: My eternal dim 8400 fan debacle noise oh noise

The Dell cooling design is outdated for the highend P4 systems,  to compensate they use a very high rpm fan to move larger amounts of air. Any fan you get that will cool properly will make that much noise. You need to be careful putting aftermarket fans in the Dell case. First they are proprietary and you will get a fan error with an aftermarket fan. Second if you use a fan that doesn't move enough air, you will get a slowdown in your processor because of too high temps.
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