View Full Version : [ubuntu] Fan too loud..

juan reyna
September 20th, 2009, 02:24 AM
hello there,

I have a dell DIMENSION 3000 at home. I installed ubuntu and it works great.
the only problem that i have is that for some reason the fan seem to always be running at maximum speed. i know this is not a ubuntu related problem because it was the same when i had windows xp on it but i dont know where elso to ask for help.

i just want to know if there is a way to check what fan is causing the problem and also if i need to replace it, then how can i be sure that the new fan will fit on my PC. thanks in advance i hope you guys can help me.

September 20th, 2009, 08:48 AM
A quick search shows this a pretty common issue for these models. Dell sets the minimum fan speed too high, which keeps the CPU temperature down, but makes too much noise.

fan seem to always be running at maximum speed
If you run a program that stresses your processor (like cpuburn, which you can install through Synaptic), does the fan ever get louder? From this thread - http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=34089 , it sounds like some fans that Dell used can ramp up to 6,000RPM (very fast/loud for a 92mm fan).

juan reyna
September 21st, 2009, 08:02 AM
hey thanks for the help...
im going to try that tomorrow after i get out of school.

and if i want to replace the fan, how can i know what kind of fan to get.

thanks in advance.