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Windows 7: Is my cpu fan working?

17 Jun 2012   #1
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Is my cpu fan working?

Hi, just wanting to ask if my CPU fan is working or not.

The reason I am asking this is because I can't see the fan spinning around through the holes in my case.

Thanks.


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17 Jun 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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You could open the case and look.

Or install a program that will tell you the fan's RPM.

If it weren't, the PC would likely have shut itself off as a safety measure.
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17 Jun 2012   #3
Pauly

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If your cpu fan was not running your cpu would get quite hot quite quickly

You can check your cpu temp in your bios or use a monitoring tool or gadget to keep any eye on it, overheating your chip is not a good idea and will cause your system to crash/shutdown unexpectedly
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17 Jun 2012   #4
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
If your cpu fan was not running your cpu would get quite hot quite quickly

You can check your cpu temp in your bios or use a monitoring tool or gadget to keep any eye on it, overheating your chip is not a good idea and will cause your system to crash/shutdown unexpectedly
Well it has never done that.
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17 Jun 2012   #5
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You could open the case and look.

Or install a program that will tell you the fan's RPM.

If it weren't, the PC would likely have shut itself off as a safety measure.
I downloaded and installed SpeedFan and it says this.


Fan1 - 1901 RPM.

GPU Fan - 0 RPM.

Is my GPU not running fast because I am not doing anything gpu intensive?
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17 Jun 2012   #6
Pauly

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May be a good idea to get temp monitoring prog as it will tell you if anything is overheating, fan speeds can sometimes be wrong/mis-interpreted by software as there is often multiple fan connectors on a mobo that are unused
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17 Jun 2012   #7
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
May be a good idea to get temp monitoring prog as it will tell you if anything is overheating, fan speeds can sometimes be wrong/mis-interpreted by software as there is often multiple fan connectors on a mobo that are unused
Oh this does tell me my temps.

Most of them are all cool, just one of them is 50.
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17 Jun 2012   #8
Pauly

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That sounds fine even a bit higher is ok, if fans had packed up those temps would soon climb to 70/80/90 then shutdown goodnight, and wouldnt come back on until cooled down especially gfx card
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17 Jun 2012   #9
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
That sounds fine even a bit higher is ok, if fans had packed up those temps would soon climb to 70/80/90 then shutdown goodnight, and wouldnt come back on until cooled down especially gfx card
The highest my gpu has got was on BF3. At like 60 - 70. For a couple of hours. Normally it's 38 - 40.
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