kid007
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2007-05-08T17:09:33Z
Hey guys i'm at work right (almost leaving but since someone open the jack I might stay a little bit longer) well the issues is this one of the 3D graphics designer is having issues with her PC which is a Dell Optiplex G280.

The issue is her screen would go black and the CPU FAN would turn on as loud as it could possible be... <--- which is a weird thing. The heathink does not get warm, and if you load it in safe mode it works. Anyone has any idea.
Der Meister
2007-05-08T19:14:03Z
humm, do it do this randomly or at a certain time, ie start up ect? maybe a ram error. run memtest86
kid007
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2007-05-08T21:33:32Z
ramdonly we swaps rams and it was still doing it. The IT director said that it had to do something with a software conflict i was like but all well.
Der Meister
2007-05-08T22:11:38Z
humm, what is running on the PC when this happens? im guessing max/maya and some sort of render (brazil/vray/ect..) and adobie CS? im just guessing. I dont see a conflict with any of those since i have ran all of them at once before.
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2007-05-08T22:20:15Z
yeah, well i'll c tomorrow when i talk to her. thanks Der
larac
2007-05-09T04:06:00Z
Is this the compact GX280, or the midi tower?

I have one of the 3Ghz GX280's on my desk atm.
It runs silently until you put the cpu under more than 25% load, it then starts the PSU fan up to suck air through. It gets progressively louder until it hits max.
The GX280 uses a passive heatsink with a plastic cowl over it connected to the back of the PSU. The midi tower one has a fan at the front and back and a rubbish unbranded hsf combo designed for low noise rather than cooling ability
kid007
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2007-05-09T06:26:01Z
Mid tower, and that is the same speed,
larac
2007-05-09T08:02:55Z
I think it is all controlled on the bios, as when you build these dells, there is no special software monitoring that goes on them.
Try flashing the bios to see if that clears it.
digitaldd
2007-05-09T09:20:36Z
I'm typing this message on a mid tower GX280 @ work. Funny thing is the fans spinning uber loud but no boot except safe mode has been a bad sign over here. it usually means one of the capacitors on the mobo is leaking or is swollen. get the machine serviced by Dell. If the warranty is up well then its time to replace it.

check thew capacitors on the motherboard.
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2007-05-09T09:26:20Z
Hey guys i'm at work right now i talked to the IT guy and apparently "the problem" has not happen. ( I decided to put folding in it just to stress it) and is working fine. Before it would do the issue everytime she pulled something from the I-Drive (Network Drive)... but anyways Dell and its glitches