Here's a link for the fan specs, and my processor.
Now. Once I realized that the fan wasn't spinning anymore (took a shutdown or 3 for me to notice), I unhooked it and cleaned it out as best I could, thinking perhaps too much dust was causing the problem. Didn't help. I'm guessing the thing's good n' dead.
Thats a problem, because I'm basically crippled without my computer. Now I haven't turned it on since I took the heatsink/fan out because I don't really want to put my mobo at risk. But I don't think I should be worrying much about that. I figure it'll shut itself down before allowing me to fry anything. But I need my computer running. And it'll be anywhere between a few more days to a few more weeks before I can get a new heatsink/fan.
Is there anything I can do in the meantime?
I had the idea of keeping the side panel off (or both if that helps more), plugging up a fan nearby and having it blow directly into the tower. A window-fan cranked up on HIGH blows a lot harder than this little DC 12v box I have sitting here in my lap. Would it keep my processor from overheating?
Or maybe a smaller heatsink/fan from my old, fossil of a computer? I don't know if thats even possible, and even if it is, it seems like the big fan blowing into the tower would be the better of the two ideas...
But I wanted at least a second opinion before I went playing MacGyver. So any thoughts shared on my problem would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by SunChipz, 12 March 2008 - 02:31 PM.