Hi all, Today my computer suddenly rebooted, and when i looked to see what was wrong i saw that the heatsink/cpu fan was not working. I also smelled something burning slightly. Because of this, i turned the computer off immediately. About a minute later i made sure everything was plugged in and rebooted. Everything was working fine, however the cpu fan was not working again. The system booted up to my desktop, where i tried restarting to get the fan to work but that didn't work either. Now i have my computer turned off and i need advice on what to do. A computer without a cpu fan could cause serious problems, correct?
Meh, not really, any longer. It just makes it hard to use the computer for extended periods of time; they are still needed.
Frankly, it's not a big deal. Just plug the fan into another header. If it starts working, great, you're fine. If it doesn't then the bearings have probably seized and you'll either need a new fan or HSF unit, if integrated.
i have another heatsink, a better one actually.
It's an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro.
I plugged it into the pc and the fan worked...the only problem is i spent about 30 minutes mounting it with no luck...It is really frustrating. Am i doing something wrong or are some heat sinks just ridiculously hard to install?
Is it actually compatible with the type of CPU socket you have? If it's compatible with more than one socket type, are you using the right clips, brackets, screws or whatever it uses to mount onto the motherboard?