Originally Posted by tuna-the-fish
Hi i have just been down to PC World and the ''Tech Help'' looked at the fans, saw none were the right size and suggested i looked elsewhere, great. I decided to buy 2 fans (6cm and 8cm) and see if they would work.
I have tried the 6cm fan, its a lot quieter and on idle my temps are currently( degrees):
Hard Drive 17
^^ Are these good temps to have while idle the computer has been turned on for about 20 minutes now?
What should i do now to make sure this fan is going to be ok should i leave the computer on for a while to make sure it doesn't get above 60 degrees which is my shutdown temperature, or should i put some load on it and see how it copes.
If i need to put load on will running a game or something that uses a lot of power be ok for that?
again thanks for any help :-)
no the fan didn't hurt ;-) i was just trying to move a wire that was directly above the heatsink, and being the stupid clumsy fool that i am my finger strayed into the heatsink. I didn't even realise i had broken it until it started making a really loud noise and one of the blades had flown right out of my case!!!! Anyway the new fan looks ok and is a lot quieter than the old one!
Same thing happened to me about a year or two back. I had this 15,000 RPM fan and it had a heat diode on it, if you help the diode between your fingers the fan would spin up to 15,000 and it would hum, so one time I was putting another fan in while it was on to see how it would looks (red neon fan I was like
) And my finger went into the fan and I got a small cut, but it managed to get alot of blood all over the inside of the case... I wish I took a picture. It looks like a crime scene from CSI
. It hurt like a bizznitch.
Put a bandaid on it and went back to work. Now whenever I see my neon fans I cover my eyes. Oh and a fanblade got embeded into my hand like 2 mm.