I have been going through the process of rebuilding a Dell Dimension 8400 and, as some of you already know, it has been a real challenge. I am now to the point where almost everything works except the CPU fan. When I plug in the power supply, the CPU fan starts to run at a very high rate of speed until I hit the power button to boot the system. At that point the CPU fan slows down to normal and everything works great. When I shut down the system the CPU fan starts to run at a very high rate of speed again (as soon as the system powers off). The fan continues to run until I remove the plug from the power supply, and yes, I am sure that it is the CPU fan and not the power supply fan that is giving me the problem.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be the problem? I really need some help here - again.
I brought this situation up in the 'chat' area, but I can not stay with my system long enough to work with anyone that might have any suggestions. By posting here, I can return to this as often as my recent health problems will allow, and hopefully I will not tie up anyone's time when I need to get off of my foot.
Thanks in advance for any advice that is thrown my way. I will check back in a little while.