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CPU fan dead, advice on new one


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#1 jbarntt

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:44 PM

My system is a Win7, home built PC. Mobo is an MSI A75MA-G55, with an AMD A8-3850 Llano APU.

 

My PC will shut down after about 30 minutes, and Speedfan tells me my CPU/GPU is way too hot, i.e., the CPU fan has died.

 

Any advice re: a replacement fan/heatsink would be welcome.  I don't need an exotic water cooled system, just a decent replacement.  I haven't opened the PC yet, to see what its got, but will do so tomorrow.

 

Oh, what I have is the retail box of the APU + cooling fan/heat sink.

 

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:08 AM

If both of these are running too hot I would check to see if the inside of the case needs cleaning out.  Look especially at the heatsink and fan assembly are free of dust, and the same for the GPU if it has a fan.

 

Also check to see that the case fan is running properly.


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:59 AM

Thanks Arach, and sorry to be tardy in my reply.  I'll do as you suggest. In my case the CPU and GPU are one unit. I think AMD calls it an APU, so I'm pretty sure I've  got a what would ordinarily be called a dead CPU fan.



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:23 AM

Have you physically inspected the APU to see if the fan is plugged in, and if it is does it spin?

 

If the fan is faulty I would suggest replacing it before using this computer again, the APU can overheat and be damaged.


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