Now getting the High Pitch Whine from fan,,

8*sectorb6

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Hi,

I have notice a number of threads with this problem.
The whine is More noticeable when gaming vs isle web browsing.

Is the solution-contact dell for new fan?

can we do this ourselves - or is it done by Dell repair reps.


Thanks'
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8*sectorb6

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GPU--ok

see reading posts from all over and a few years in the making I assumed cpu fan.
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MattyB

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Take the side cover off and have a listen. It may give you a better idea. Probably GPU though if it's mainly while gaming.
 

Carson2006

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I personally have the issue with the DC Brushless Fan mounted on the CPU that has a very high pitch whine once it goes over 10% power.

I took the fan to my local shop, and I was able to find fans of the same width and length (80mm X 80mm). What I couldn't find was one that also matched the 4 pin connector and the 20mm height.

I ordered this one from E-Bay: Foxconn PVA080F12H


Your issue could possibly be the GPU fan so don't rule that out. If you are able to determine it's the CPU fan, this is one option for you. I didn't feel like dealing with Dell customer support and just paid the 10 bucks to have it shipped to my house.
 

8*sectorb6

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Seems to be GPU/

I download msi after burner and loaded a game. I lowered fan speed manually after hearing the high whine. After lowering fan speed the high pitch whine dissipated.

Thanks all
 
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