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Old Jan 27, 2008, 7:48 PM   #1
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we had 4, 3.2+ghz machines donated to us a week ago. 2 of them were pretty much toast.. 3 are great stable machines now but the 3.4 is giving me a lot of trouble. since i'll be tearing it apart this week i took a look under the hood. is this a heat sink or what?? just fooling around with the fa50 at f13 and onboard flash..

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Old Jan 27, 2008, 7:54 PM   #2
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we have got those in our dell's at work also. basically they are heat sinks w/heat pipes. lots of the dells from 3-5 years ago had a batch of bad capacitors on the motherboards. check to see if any are bulging or already leaking.
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Old Jan 27, 2008, 9:28 PM   #3
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thanks K,
that's what these are.. Dell's..
this one defies logic.. it's got to be mobo related.. when i start the machine the main fan will start gaining RPM but the d*** thing never stops. it gets faster and faster and faster............... i've got to turn it off to stop it... when i do get it to boot my diagnostic program says all is fine.. of course it does, nothing is wrong..

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oh, i've got it strapped to the floor to eliminate the chance of it going airborn:blah:
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