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Windows 7: Does the CPU fan always spin?

27 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 
Does the CPU fan always spin?

My CPU fan is not spinning, is it supposed to? Does it only spin when it gets hot?

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27 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
My CPU fan is not spinning, is it supposed to?
Yes, is it on? lol

Is the wire plugged into the right plug?
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27 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

It came with a 4 pin connector but I don't have any 4 pin connectors so I plugged it in the one with around 9..
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27 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
It came with a 4 pin connector but I don't have any 4 pin connectors so I plugged it in the one with around 9..
4 Pin connecter? I'm thinking Molex but can you post a picture of the plug and a picture of the motherboard (the plug that is)
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27 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

I think you might have plugged it in to an internal USB connector.

As you have an Acer computer, you might just have a 3 pin fan connector, and it should be very near the CPU socket on your motherboard. Don't worry too much about the 4th pin. The 4th pin is for fan control i.e. spins up/slows down relative to the CPU temperature.
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27 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
I think you might have plugged it in to an internal USB connector.

As you have an Acer computer, you might just have a 3 pin fan connector, and it should be very near the CPU socket on your motherboard. Don't worry too much about the 4th pin. The 4th pin is for fan control i.e. spins up/slows down relative to the CPU temperature.
It worked! Woo.. it's been a long day. I'm surprised I didn't screw up my motherboard.

Also, thank you DarkNovaGamer for being there every step of the way!
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27 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
I think you might have plugged it in to an internal USB connector.

As you have an Acer computer, you might just have a 3 pin fan connector, and it should be very near the CPU socket on your motherboard. Don't worry too much about the 4th pin. The 4th pin is for fan control i.e. spins up/slows down relative to the CPU temperature.
It worked! Woo.. it's been a long day. I'm surprised I didn't screw up my motherboard.

Also, thank you DarkNovaGamer for being there every step of the way!
Glad it was figured out. Did you manage to upgrade the CPU properly?
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27 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
I think you might have plugged it in to an internal USB connector.

As you have an Acer computer, you might just have a 3 pin fan connector, and it should be very near the CPU socket on your motherboard. Don't worry too much about the 4th pin. The 4th pin is for fan control i.e. spins up/slows down relative to the CPU temperature.
It worked! Woo.. it's been a long day. I'm surprised I didn't screw up my motherboard.

Also, thank you DarkNovaGamer for being there every step of the way!
Glad it was figured out. Did you manage to upgrade the CPU properly?
Yes, it was the little things that screwed me over.

"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to DarkNovaGamer again"

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27 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post

It worked! Woo.. it's been a long day. I'm surprised I didn't screw up my motherboard.

Also, thank you DarkNovaGamer for being there every step of the way!
Glad it was figured out. Did you manage to upgrade the CPU properly?
Yes, it was the little things that screwed me over.
Great (not that you were getting screwed over)! Now go enjoy your new 2.7ghz Dual-Core Processor.

Also update your system specs
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27 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post

"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to DarkNovaGamer again"

Lol I appreciate the effort.
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