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Warning For Dell Dimension 4700 Owners


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#1 4fingerlid

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 06:48 PM

Just found out that Dell installed some CPU fans backwards from factory. This caused my hard-drive temp to be 55deg.C See my thread on eBay puter forums.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 03:37 AM

This from Dell support team member posting on the Dell forums.

A small percentage of Dimension 4700's shipped with the proc fan installed in a reversed orientation. It didn't cause the systems to experience thermal shutdowns and it definitely did not make the system "unsafe" or require replacement. At most it would decrease the cooling capabilities of the system, but not to the extent of damaging any components.



Interesting indeed, however i think the quote from the Dell Forums above could be a bit mis-leading, and im betting the haven't contacted the customers who've bought the Dimension 4700's to say theres an issue.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 03:43 PM

Never mind :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 04:10 PM

Emu........I don't know if they contacted anybody about the prob. Prob. not. I bought mine off eBay for $170 a couple of months ago. So far it's been a sweet machine.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 04:54 PM

Least you found out about it before any serious damage could be caused
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