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fan always on

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Glocks&Ducs, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Glocks&Ducs

    Glocks&Ducs

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    Is it possible for the fan on my computer to be "stuck" in the on position?

    About a week ago, I installed two flat panel monitors on my Dell Dimension 8300. It had a 19in flat screen CRT before that. About two days ago, I noticed that the cooling fan was running all the time and it has not shut off since then. I am sure it did not start running as soon as I installed the monitors, and I don't even think the computer is running hot.

    Is there a way to check and or reset the fan so it only runs when needed? Thanks.
     
  2. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

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    try moving the case away from any walls or anything so that it gets enough ventillation. if that doesn't help, you may want to open up the case and clean all the dust out (dust is a common cause of over heating).