I refurbish computers and have worked on my share of Dells but I have a GX280 that emits fan noise like none I've heard.
It runs a 3.2 P4 chip and I assume it must run relatively hot, but the fans I have had in it all sound a jet airplanes. I'm on my third fan and there seems to be no difference. I removed the heat sink, cleaned the processor and heat sink and applied Artic Silver thinking that might make a difference but there was no improvement. Any chance the mobo is contributing to the problem or does this combo just run really, really loud?
TIA for your thoughts...