Skarpo
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Re: XPS 720 fans blowing at max, hard drive wrecked

Your input is very much appreciated!

Dell shipped these systems with 2x1GB Dominators @ 1066MHz. When configured with 4 sticks of RAM, the memory will automatically be downgraded to 800MHz. Could it be that 2x2GB is too much, or too hot @ 1066MHz, even though 2 sticks still allow for 1066?? Why else would the fans have blown at max even with another hard drive? Would bad memory produce more heat?

Dell support is unable to answer this question. They don't even carry any memory that would be capable of 1066MHz anymore.

Well, I guess I will see ...

 

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