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Eek, CPU fan issues it seems

Son Goku

No lover of dogma
#1
OK, this isn't good. Admittedly my computer can use an upgrade, and that said some components are older then others. The fan/sink (OCZ Gladiator) I had gotten with a Tbird 1 GHz (but still worked fine on an AXP 1900+, keeping it down to 44 C, with ambient case temp of 28 C here...

All has been well, until tonight. It (or some other fan, though I suspect it, as the CPU is what heated up the most) started making weird noises (such as when a fan is having trouble spinning/slows down for a moment/is trying to fight it...

Windows XP crashed, and upon resetting it, went into BIOS. Checked the temps, and the case was up to 31 C with the CPU up to 61 C and still climbing (up to 62.5 C). It then began to fall again, and rapidly approached 50 C and still dropping, when I left the BIOS monitoring and rebooted to Windows.

I'm reluctant to do something that requires a reboot due to this problem below

http://forum.osnn.net/showthread.php?t=69073

It took me a long time to get it back up and running.

That said, a replacement fan/sink might become an issue, though if it does not sure what would be good for a socket A right now. The fan/sink I got has of course been discontinued, and the over-clockerz store is no more as far as I remember... Many peeps have also upgraded (hence more demand for newer coolers) as I would too if I wasn't strapped for cash (except for some which came in) as of late...
 

Steevo

Spammer representing.
Political User
#2
You can buy fans for most, and or a adapter to put a bigger fan, that turns slower on it with the same cooling effect.

I am getting ready to do the adapter and bigger-slower-quieter fan on my system.
 

VenomXt

Blame me for the RAZR's
#3
its all about 120 mm fans. god i love them. The loudest thing in my computer now is the raptors spinning up. hehe
 

Son Goku

No lover of dogma
#4
hehe, that would probably apply to my Cheetahs also :) Perhaps I should take a look, as the CPU does need cooling, and I can't quite afford to do the replacements I need to.

Just hope it boots right up after, without it giving me the issues it did earlier :down:
 

Son Goku

No lover of dogma
#6
If I download the software, I have been able to do so previously. When I checked in the past, it ran about 42 C, and peeked at 44 C under load. That said, the fan is acting up it seems, and has not been running optimally. That 62.5 C with a the OCZ Gladiator (or was it a Gladiator II) copper heatsink (attached via arctic silver) is just nuts...

I might have better for load (though I could try winRAR also). Einstein@home is a real heat generator compared to the other distributed computing projects I run/pretty much 24/7.

http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/forum_thread.php?id=246&sort=timestamp_asc
 

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