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by: beast_3 March 30, 2007 5:28 PM PDT

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Very loud CPU fan

by beast_3 - 3/30/07 5:28 PM

The fan on my Compag Presario SR1620NX is acting like it's on steroids, racing up to top speed when ever there's ANY load on the CPU.
For the first six months or so it ran normally, then this racing business started. It's gone bck to HP/Compaq 3 times but they keep saying its OK, just replaced the fan/heatsink and restored Windows XP.
ow that warranty has expired they don't want to talk about it.
I've upgraded the power supply from a 275 watt to 475 watts and added a case fan, but it isn't making any difference.

Anyone had any similar experiences? Any solutions?

I think it's probably either a bad CPU (AMD Semperion 2800) or a bad temp sensor on the motherboard (MS-7184).

Anyone know of a test utility that can nail down the problem?

Compaq SR1620NX
Base processor
Sempron 3400+ 2.0 GHz:
1600 MT/s (Mega Transfers/second)
Socket 939
ATI Radeon XPress 200
Motherboard Manufacturer: MSI
Motherboard Name: MS-7184
HP/Compaq motherboard name: AmethystM-GL6E
Memory Installed 512 MB (2 x 256)
Speed supported PC3200 MB/sec
Type 184 pin, DDR SDRAM
DIMM slots Four

Hard drive
160 GB
7200 rpm
16x DVD(+/-)R/RW DL drive

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