OptiPlex GX280 Fan Runs Fast and Loud

OptiPlex GX280 Fan Runs Fast and Loud

Optiplex GX280's Fan Running at High Speed

Article Summary: This article is intended to walk users through fixing an issue with the OptiPlex GX280 that causes the fan to run loudly and at high speed.

The fans in OptiPlex GX280 computers may run at high speed and be very noisy. An issue has been identified with the audio driver that is causing this behavior. To resolve the issue, update the audio driver to the latest version.

Download and Install the Latest Version of the ADI 198x Integrated Audio Driver

To download and install the latest version of the Analog Devices AD198x integrated audio driver, perform the following steps:

  1. Browse to Dell Support and click the Drivers and Downloads link.
  2. Choose one of the two methods for searching for audio drivers for your computer, then click Go:
    • Type your service tag in the Service Tag field.
    • Click to select the appropriate computer type and model from the Product Type and Product Model drop-down menus.
  3. Click to select the appropriate choices from the drop-down menus, then click Find Downloads:
    • Select the appropriate operating system in the Choose an Operating System menu.
    • Select the appropriate language in the Choose a Language menu.
  4. Click to select the Audio Drivers category.
  5. Click Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated Audio.
  6. If you agree to the Dell Software License Agreement, then click Download Now.
    The File Download window appears.

    You can view important information regarding fixes, enhancements, instructions, and any other pertinent information for the file on this page.
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install this file update.
    Download and installation instructions are located at the bottom of the page.

Further Troubleshooting

If the problem persists after updating the drivers, please refer to "Troubleshooting Fan Noise" for further information.

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Article ID: SLN38432

Last Date Modified: 04/01/2016 12:41 PM

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