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What happens if your CPU fan dies while folding?

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Let's say my Hyper 212+ fan suddenly died in the middle of the night while I was folding. I only have one fan on my CPU.

What would happen to my CPU?
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Well....

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It'd overheat, shut down the computer. I doubt it'd cause any permanent damage.

Can anyone speak from experience? I could be totally wrong but I'm pretty sure that's right.
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The CPU should throttle down and then shutoff. Permanent damage is extremely unlikely.
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the same thing any other cpu would when it over heats.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frizkie;15429457 
It'd overheat, shut down the computer. I doubt it'd cause any permanent damage.

Can anyone speak from experience? I could be totally wrong but I'm pretty sure that's right.

Seriously though....the above is correct. The i5 2500k will shut down on its own (turn the computer off) at 105*C. It won't let you harm it, unless you have thermal monitoring disabled in BIOS (which is silly to do honestly).

I can say this from personal experience too. Stupid Intel stock cooler, and me accidentally setting my 4.90GHz overclock on it....
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post #7 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;15429477 
Seriously though....the above is correct. The i5 2500k will shut down on its own (turn the computer off) at 105*C. It won't let you harm it, unless you have thermal monitoring disabled in BIOS (which is silly to do honestly).

I can say this from personal experience too. Stupid Intel stock cooler, and me accidentally setting my 4.90GHz overclock on it....

I better check right now if it is enabled then. Is it enabled by default? I don't remember turning it off.

I think I will be adding a second fan to my heatsink just in case.

Is this the exact fan that comes with the Hyper 212+? [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-BladeMaster-Silent-R4-BMBS-20PK-R0/dp/B0030DL37I/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1319435915&sr=1-1"]Amazon.com: Cooler Master BladeMaster 120mm PWM High Air Flow Silent Case Fan R4-BMBS-20PK-R0: Electronics[/ame]


Edit: Pioneer, what happened to your awesome rig?
post #8 of 17
Ive been wanting to shut my fan off while folding lol Seriously with the 2200 rpms throttled up i think there might be enough airflow in the case.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF;15429491 
I better check right now if it is enabled then. Is it enabled by default? I don't remember turning it off.

I think I will be adding a second fan to my heatsink just in case.

Is this the exact fan that comes with the Hyper 212+? Amazon.com: Cooler Master BladeMaster 120mm PWM High Air Flow Silent Case Fan R4-BMBS-20PK-R0: Electronics


Edit: Pioneer, what happened to your awesome rig?

I do believe its enabled by default, yes. It should be in the monitoring section in your BIOS.

My RAID0 array failed, so I no longer have an OS. I'm $50 short to buy a SSD to replace the OS drive right now...or $5 short if I settled for a 60GB drive. I figured screw it, OS is corrupt, I need my data off the array (the data partition is fine I think), good excuse to get a SSD.
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post #10 of 17
Yep most of the time the mobo will recognize the fan not running and will autoshut down. I have been working on a system before and the cpu fan was turning slow, the back of my hand stopped the cpu fan and shut everything down.

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