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'Fixing' and old (2003) PC

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Back in 2003 this computer cost me quite a lot of money and it was my first computer sounds stupid but it has sentimental value. I don't really know the specification on it but its a Compaq prestario 6000 with an AMD xp 1900+ (I think). One day a while back my friend flicked the 115/230 switch on the PSU, I took the computer to a shop to be repaired. I haven't used it since then as after being repaired (had a new power supply that doesn't seam to fit it) the rear fan (not PSU fan) is always on 100% and there is nothing I can do to change it it wasn't like this before and the system works but I don't feel safe using it with a dodgy power supply and a fan that sounds like a tornado. Also is this wiring normal? (pictures below)

http://i.imgur.com/uvKEE.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/rWRTc.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/InHDK.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/csMIB.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ndNOG.jpg

Thank you guys ;D
post #2 of 9
Looks like normal mess of a wiring to me. I understand the value of that rig to you, but I suggest you upgrade. You can have a rig that preforms 1000 fold more then you have now for $300. If you need a hand just let me know.
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post #3 of 9
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Thank you for the reply I understand that lol I am typing this on a core i7 2600k system I am won't be using it for anything other than maybe a small database server something along those lines. Do you know what would cause the fan to be on all the time?
post #4 of 9
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As seen here (http://i.imgur.com/rWRTc.jpg) the black and red cable from the fan goes to a connection but its not plugged into anything, Could this be whats causing it?
Edited by 07rogersg - 5/15/11 at 11:43am
post #5 of 9
A fan working all the time is very strange.The board has problems and might be risky to keep it on around the house.
AMD xp 1900+ in an XP OS for browsing or old games is quite ok ,but the board looks like a ...
If you find somewhere a proper mobo you could make a PC or something usefull out of that oldie.
   
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Thing is it didn't used to do it until it went in for repair does that connection not being plugged into anything seam ok to you?
post #7 of 9
looks like they just hooled the fans up to the 12v on the psu
black/yellow on the psu = 12v

look for 2 connectors similar to this


one should say cpu fan, another might say chassis/system fan
plug the cpu fan cable into the cpu fan connector
plug the case fan cable into the chassis/system fan connector

then the board can control the fan speeds
post #8 of 9
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ffejrxx thank thats the kind of answer I was looking for brilliant
post #9 of 9
Try and change the PSU for safety reasons though.
   
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