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Personally I'd rather take the small amount of extra time it takes to turn the power off. Why take the chance.

this. i do a few things in my machine with the computer running but if im going to be working near important cables and plugs and expensive hardware parts i would rather shut it down.
 
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ok and what if the pc is in sleep mode or hibernating?
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I highly recommend turning the PC off before making any changes

Could you upload a picture of your current setup? It might help explain why you need to disconnect and reconnect the fan with the computer on, which will allow us to offer better advice
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It's not that i need to , it's just that i'm afraid what might happen if the cable goes loose because the cooler is on the side casing and can easily disconnect from mobo cuz the cable is short and i'm opening the case constantly... That's why i'm asking what would happen if it disconnects by itself
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I had used to do it aaaaaaaaaaall of the time. Never had only problems with the fan headers. Did blow a fan header at one point but that was thanks to some poor soldering on a delta fan(stupid for just plugging it in, I know).

 

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this. i do a few things in my machine with the computer running but if im going to be working near important cables and plugs and expensive hardware parts i would rather shut it down.


Completely forgot about something like that. I lost a finger nail and a chunk of my finger nail doing something like that.

 

Coughing, sneezing, or just nicking your finger on a fan and then jerking out of it quickly seems like a sure way to break a DIMM, or the CPU/Board by smacking the heatsink.

 

I guess it's a good thing I got tired of dealing with speedfan and just resorted with massive molex/3-pin connectors with the voltage changing cables to make sure everything isn't running at 100% all the time.

 


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