If My CPU Fan Stops Working, what happens ?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Tony, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. Tony

    Tony Guest

    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.
     
    Tony, Sep 21, 2004
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  2. Tony

    Rod Speed Guest

    Tony <> 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 shit 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.
     
    Rod Speed, Sep 21, 2004
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  3. Tony

    Tony Guest

    Thanks Rod
    "Rod Speed" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > Tony <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >
    > > 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 shit 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.
    >
    >
     
    Tony, Sep 21, 2004
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  4. 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.
     
    Dirty Sanchez, Sep 21, 2004
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  5. Tony

    Black Adder Guest

    Some computers will tell you the fan speed in RPM in the BIOS

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    "Tony" <> wrote in message
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    > 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.
    >
    >
     
    Black Adder, Sep 22, 2004
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