Question CPU Fan Exhaust has a strong smell

retab12332

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Hi, the exhaust from the CPU fan is causing a strong electrical or rubbery odor. Computer temperatures top at around early 50s Celsius. Desktop is OEM DELL Optiplex 7010 Small Form Factor. Everything is running smoothly. Just that strong smell.
 

Markfw

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Due to the way that Dell cools their CPU's it could be coming from the motherboard. Since the whole system appears to be only worth $150 (googled it) I would just work on saving for a replacement system.
 

bigboxes

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In the old days, that was always the PSU crapping out. I remember where sites like this would talk of their issues. One day, I smelt "that smell". It was my Antec dying. Mid 2000's?
 
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DrMrLordX

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Hi, the exhaust from the CPU fan is causing a strong electrical or rubbery odor. Computer temperatures top at around early 50s Celsius. Desktop is OEM DELL Optiplex 7010 Small Form Factor. Everything is running smoothly. Just that strong smell.
Is it under warranty?
 

chrisjames61

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Hi, the exhaust from the CPU fan is causing a strong electrical or rubbery odor. Computer temperatures top at around early 50s Celsius. Desktop is OEM DELL Optiplex 7010 Small Form Factor. Everything is running smoothly. Just that strong smell.
Open your case and do two things. First look for anything like burnt components. Then actually sniff around the psu see if there is any residual odor.
 

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