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#1 Justdoit4707


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Posted 25 July 2007 - 09:15 PM

I am trying to determine why the fan will all of the sudden start running and sometimes it will not stop until I manually shut down the computer.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 09:29 PM

Which fan is it (graphics card, CPU, Special case fan)? Also do you know what temperature your various components are running at (If you do not have a utility to read the temps download Everst Home or SpeedFan from the Freeware Replacements for Common Commercial Apps section) ?

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 09:46 PM

If the fan has a three wire connection then is should be temperature controlled, if it's a two wire connection it could be do to a loose connection.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 01:15 AM

Your computer may be running too hot. Have you cleaned inside the case recently?

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 01:54 PM

Even if a fan is temperature-controlled it should never stop - it should just spin slower, typically at 1/2 to 1/3 of its max speed. Any fan that does not start spinning when power is turned on is faulty and should be replaced. This should happen within a couple of seconds when powered. If it takes longer than this then that is a sign that the fan is binding and needs replacement.

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