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Any fans of diagnosing CPU fan problems?

Discussion in 'Other Stuff' started by oosyxxx, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. oosyxxx

    oosyxxx teh3vilspa7ula

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    My CPU fan keeps speeding up and slowing down, which I can hear, and which irritates me. Could anyone help me find out what info I need to know to solve this problem?
     
  2. Kyllian

    Kyllian if (Driver == Bot.Pawn); bGTFO=True;

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    If the speed isn't being adjusted in response to load/temperature, it's probably going out
     
  3. oosyxxx

    oosyxxx teh3vilspa7ula

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    Thanks for the response, Kyllian.

    When I boot, go into the BIOS, select Load Optimized Settings (or something that sounds very close to that) and save, I don't have this problem. (Actually, out of the five or so times I've done this, I did have the fan problem once, so although this technique does not seem to be a permanent workaround, it does suggest that the problem might be settings-related, but which settings I'm not sure.)

    Does anyone know if there's software that could diagnose the problem?
     
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  4. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    In the BIOS disable "Cool and Quiet".
     
  5. Balton

    Balton The Beast of Worship

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    I'm guessing the **** hit the fan.
     
  6. QUALTHWAR

    QUALTHWAR Baitshop opening soon.

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    everytime i see balton's avatar, i have to visit my frig.
     
  7. oosyxxx

    oosyxxx teh3vilspa7ula

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    oosyxxx teh3vilspa7ula

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    ... and we have a winner!

    Before doing this, I tried spraying air at the fan and heat sink to remove dust, and I still had the problem. Then I came here and the trusty Rukee offered the advice that actually worked. :tup:

    Thanks Rukee, and thanks everyone else! :wavey:
     
  9. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    Every time I see oosyxxx avatar I yawn.. then I choke on a guitar pick. I'm not sure where they keep coming from.
     
  10. oosyxxx

    oosyxxx teh3vilspa7ula

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    LOL! Incoming!
     
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    oosyxxx teh3vilspa7ula

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    Okay, so, even though I disabled Kool N' Quiet, it's speeding up and then slowing down again. What's a feller to do?
     
  12. Twrecks

    Twrecks Spectacularly Lucky

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    Cat Fuzz Qualthwar's Minion. Ph34r!

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    Hit it with a rock.
     
  14. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    Plug the CPU fan into a differnt plug. Or wire it right to one of the power supply feeds and make it run 100% all the time.
    What type of CPU do you have?? I have an extra one of those heat pipe cooler thingy~mabobs for an A64, you can have it if you want.
     
  15. oosyxxx

    oosyxxx teh3vilspa7ula

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    Thanks for replying, Rukee. :tup:

    I have an AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor 4850e 2.5 GHz.

    Once I get around to figuring out how to plug the CPU fan into a different plug (is the device actually called a plug? by "plug" do you also mean, in less formal language, a "slot"?)

    Thanks for the offer on the free heat pipe cooler thingy-mabobs. I'm quite a ways from your place, now, so it would cost me a lot more to drive there than it would be worth. Maybe I'll be up for a road trip this summer. :)

    (... but you have to supply the babes!) ;)
     
  16. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    By plug I meen the wires coming off the CPU fan, thewy should plug into a 3 wire spot on the motherboard, there may be another 3 wire spot on the motherboard you could use.
    And we got this thing now called the U.S. Postal Service, they can bring it right to your house! ;)
     
  17. oosyxxx

    oosyxxx teh3vilspa7ula

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    Okay, I'll take a look in about a month, when school is done, and get back to you. :)
     

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