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Are Cpu Coolers Supposed To Be Running All The Time?


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#1 Kanadon

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:08 PM

New computer. I looked several times through the side holes, while the computer was on, but have yet to see the fan spin. Is this a problem?

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:13 PM

Yes, it is a problem. I'm guessing this fan is directly attached to your processing unit. Without it, your processor would overheat. Check the cables and make sure that the fan is plugged into the motherboard for power.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:31 PM

What is a good program to measure the temperature of the CPU? I just turned this computer on a couple of hours ago, so I was thinking maybe it hasn't heated enough for the cooler to kick in.

The problem is I can't take off the casing because of the warranty sticker, so I guess I will have to give it in for repair.

Edited by Kanadon, 05 July 2008 - 06:33 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:36 PM

Haha, never mind. The little bleepster was spinning so fast I couldn't see it in the semi-lit room. All is good.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:40 PM

Some fans might have a speed control, where they speed up when the heat increases but it's never totally off. Do Not Turn It On. Take it back
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:59 PM

What is a good program to measure the temperature of the CPU?


I use SpeedFan. Other alternatives include Hmonitor (Hardware Sensors Monitor), although Hmonitor is shareware. You could also try RMclock (although not recommended)

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 06:00 PM

Glad all is working ok. AMD has a feature called cool and Quiet. The feature adjust the speed of the processor and the fan according to the needs of the user. It saves on power and makes the computer allot quieter when not in heavy use. There are also electronic fan controllers which controll the speed of the fan in relation to the temperature of the processor, as mentioned above by Mark.

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