Update: Installed new BIOS…seems slightly quieter under “heavy load” than before. How is your 435MT fan noise post-update?
Dell released a recommended BIOS update today – v.1.0.12 – for the Dell Studio XPS 435MT. After months of owners complaining about fan noise, the new BIOS may finally address this issue.
Version 1.0.12 includes the following fixes/enhancements:
1.Fan Control Enhancement.
2.Fixed system can not return to last state from power lose when AC Recovery is set to “Last” in BIOS Setup.
3.Change the default boot sequences to Hard Disk, Optical Drive, floppy and Onboard NIC.
Installation instructions: Go to support.dell.com, enter your machine’s express service code, download the file, and run the executable. Done and done.