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I purchased a desktop from Bestbuy two days ago (HP Pvailion Slimline Desktop Model 400-224 6GM memory 1TB hd) and I found out that the fan blows very loud. I have not installed any additional software yet.It has a lot of good reviews. What should I do beside returning it and get a different type of pc?
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Hi,

Did you look here?
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=en&docname=c03701369&lc=en&product=6529626&tmp_track_link=ot_search

try adjusting the power settings.. the fan noise is common in these models..


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Slimlines have small fans and they have to run faster to move the same amount of air. Ergo they will be noisier
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i suggest returning it, and pick one with a normal case, mid tower range.
these have 12cm fans, while yours are 9cm; and as said - these run faster  for the same cooling effect
you can put it in a airconditioned cabinet, or room and see if it runs quiter (but i doubt it)
another solution is buying quiet fans :
http://www.quietpc.com/casefans
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