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Tony
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      Sep 21st, 04, 4:22 AM
If my CPU Fan stops working, what happens ?

Is there any way I can see if my CPU Fan is working , without taking the
cover off ?

And can a novice change the fan, or is it tricky ?

Thanks heaps.


 
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      Sep 21st, 04, 4:27 AM

Tony <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> If my CPU Fan stops working, what happens ?


Varys with the system. The better systems will
shut down when the cpu temp gets too high.

The **** will kill the cpu.

> Is there any way I can see if my CPU Fan
> is working , without taking the cover off ?


Depends on the system again. Modern systems
can usually monitor the cpu fan speed, either in
the bios or using a ute like MBM etc.

The fan rotating is only half the story. It can get so
badly clogged with fur that it doesnt cool very well
even if its still spinning. You can monitor the cpu temp
the same way as the fan speed with most modern
systems and see what the temperaturing is getting too.

> And can a novice change the fan, or is it tricky ?


It is a bit tricky. You can kill the cpu
if you dont know what you are doing.


 
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      Sep 21st, 04, 4:38 AM
Thanks Rod
"Rod Speed" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Tony <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> > If my CPU Fan stops working, what happens ?

>
> Varys with the system. The better systems will
> shut down when the cpu temp gets too high.
>
> The **** will kill the cpu.
>
> > Is there any way I can see if my CPU Fan
> > is working , without taking the cover off ?

>
> Depends on the system again. Modern systems
> can usually monitor the cpu fan speed, either in
> the bios or using a ute like MBM etc.
>
> The fan rotating is only half the story. It can get so
> badly clogged with fur that it doesnt cool very well
> even if its still spinning. You can monitor the cpu temp
> the same way as the fan speed with most modern
> systems and see what the temperaturing is getting too.
>
> > And can a novice change the fan, or is it tricky ?

>
> It is a bit tricky. You can kill the cpu
> if you dont know what you are doing.
>
>



 
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      Sep 21st, 04, 6:09 AM
Tony wrote:

> If my CPU Fan stops working, what happens ?
>
> Is there any way I can see if my CPU Fan is working , without taking the
> cover off ?
>
> And can a novice change the fan, or is it tricky ?
>
> Thanks heaps.


As Rod said, it depends on the system. A good machine will shut itself
down when it overheats, then will not start back up again until it's
cooled off.

If you want to be really sure, you'll have to take the cover off the
machine and have a look.

If you're in Canberra, I'll come around make sure it's all working for a
slab of beer.
 
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      Sep 22nd, 04, 11:35 AM
Some computers will tell you the fan speed in RPM in the BIOS

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"Tony" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Is there any way I can see if my CPU Fan is working , without taking the
> cover off ?
>
> And can a novice change the fan, or is it tricky ?
>
> Thanks heaps.
>
>



 
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