Dell desktops may have defective thermal modules


Several Dell desktop models introduced in the third quarter of this year may have defective heat pipe thermal modules, which may cause the systems to run noisy or even shutdown, according to sources at Taiwan PC makers.

The built-in thermal module has just two heat pipes, while most industry solutions use three, and therefore the module may be less efficient at dissipating heat, the sources asserted. The thermal module was designed and mostly manufactured by Foxconn Precision Components, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics. Dell went on to say that they are negotiating with the two thermal module makers on how to handle stock of about 200,000-300,000 modules with thermal issues.

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