Friends, countrymen, compatriots,
I am now the (proud?) owner of 1 used (up?) Dell Optiplex GX110, with a coppermine PIII, 256 megs of ram and a 10 gig hard drive. It took 3 hours of fiddling to get Ubuntu's X server to agree that the Intel i810 chipset uses 4 megs of ram, and that this would allow 1024x768 resolution. But, now that that's taken care of (and I can read & post to these forums - 640 x 480 is not internet friendly), I need to do something about the rear case exhaust fan.
It appears to be an 80mm JMC Datec 0825-12HBTL. I don't know if this fan is just fast, just loud, or just sucks. Well,actually it's certainly loud and it certainly sucks.
Does anyone else here have an old dell? My optiplex has a 3-wire fan lead, but they don't seem to be wired normally. I am totally prepared to re-wire and re-fan. This thread over at dell's own forums looks promising:
Rewiring Dell's proprietary fan leads, click here!
Does anyone have any experience with this? It'd be nice to know before I start cutting...