Having problems with your Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop ?

Fan sounds like it taking off when downloading and surfing alot of pages and doing maintance its a dell otiplex gx280

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Open your machine while its running and check the power supply fan. The CPU fan will speed up to try and make up for the power supply fan that is not running. Both fans are temp controlled so if one is not working the computer will overheat and cause the other fan to speed much faster than it should run. You need to check it quick because overheating will damage the motherboard, hard drive and cpu.

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\015\012Your fan speeds up and slows down in response to temperature inside the computer. More so the CPU.

I would suggest getting a can of compressed air made for computers

take it outside, take of the side and blow all the gunk out of there, Really go to town around the fan (you might want to wear eye protection)
While you are in there just check that the CPU cooler itself is not loose

If it is it will have to be re-seated.

If it needs re-seating don't just take it off and put it back on as that might make things worse with your temperature problem the have to be cleaned and new thermal grease put on

I think this may be your problem before you buy a new CPU make sure you check the cooler assembly and make sure you use new thermal grease ($2-5)

DON'T remove the CPU just the fan/cooler assembly.

You must clean both the surfaces without scraping anything off. Use isopropynol alcohol and cotton bud sticks until both surfaces are clean, you can use your finger nail to scrape harder residue if you wish but nothing else.

DON'T pour the alcohol over the CPU

Now apply some new thermal grease (most computer shops have it)
Be careful about how much you put on
Here are
some basic instructions

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