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Hello
I was wondering for awhile now am I allowed to disconnect my outer cooler while the pc is ON and running? Will it cause shortage? It's connected to motherboard via that 4 ping thingy .. also am I allowed to plug it back in while pc is on?
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Hello
I was wondering for awhile now am I allowed to disconnect my outer cooler while the pc is ON and running? Will it cause shortage? It's connected to motherboard via that 4 ping thingy .. also am I allowed to plug it back in while pc is on?

don't do it man.

for one, these things should DEFINITELY be done with your rig off.
for two, i am the alltime worst when it comes to doing live changes to my rig....
i have experience with this very action, killed that fan channel on the mobo.
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post #3 of 15
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Well i'll wait for more replies , can't just rely on 1 man smile.gif
Thing is , i have my cooler attached to my case , and when it opens my cooler can pull the plug by itself , i don't know how to explain it ...
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i would not hotswap fans that are connected to the motherboard. you risk shorting the header out and maybe ruining the board in extreme circumstances. just shut off and be safe not sorry. you can unplug though. but seeing as its your cooler's fan i dont see why you would want to do that.
 
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post #5 of 15
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It's a cooler attached to my casing , the side that can open , and i don't have any screws on it so it can open easily and pull the plug itself by doing so!
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post #6 of 15
i do it all the time
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I do it quite often as well. No issues.
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post #8 of 15
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redhat is it why ur signature says Motherboard : broken EVGA X58 Classified ? tongue.gif
Ah well i'm afraid to try it myself... really don't wanna fry my pc...
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post #9 of 15
I do it all the time go for it
 
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post #10 of 15
Personally I'd rather take the small amount of extra time it takes to turn the power off. Why take the chance.
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