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While I was running my computer (like 2 minutes ago), it just all of a sudden shut off and came with the most disgusting smell ever.
At first I thought it was the overheating protection, so I obviously tried to turn it on again, with my eyes on me computer. The first thing I noticed was that my exhaust fan weren't spinning, so I assumed it were dead. It did work already, but just all of a sudden it stopped working ;o

So, R.I.P Antec TriCool
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your exhaust fan managed to shut off your system? not through heat i hope.
but thats odd. when my fans have died, they just dont spin. no smoke etc.
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your exhaust fan managed to shut off your system? not through heat i hope.
but thats odd. when my fans have died, they just dont spin. no smoke etc.
i was thinking the same thing
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your exhaust fan managed to shut off your system? not through heat i hope.
but thats odd. when my fans have died, they just dont spin. no smoke etc.
Well it WASN'T through the heat, my CPU stayed at 35c loaded all the time, and my fan just decided to die. I think it was some safety protection that shut it off... and I'm kinda scared for my CPU fan to die right away-same fan.

Actually it just started smelling again.. uh oh (and I did plug my old fan out)
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Well it WASN'T through the heat, my CPU stayed at 35c loaded all the time, and my fan just decided to die. I think it was some safety protection that shut it off... and I'm kinda scared for my CPU fan to die right away-same fan.

Actually it just started smelling again.. uh oh (and I did plug my old fan out)
lol well lets hope not.
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Don't let your computer die, gonX. Who is going to dominate me on CS:S then?
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Don't let your computer die, gonX. Who is going to dominate me on CS:S then?
AHA exactly. I'm just gonna let me computer run without an exhaust fan for a while instead.
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Coincidentally, you up for a few rounds right now?
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Coincidentally, you up for a few rounds right now?
Unfortunately not I'm in school right now, and they've blocked most UDP ports. I think I'm gonna contact my network admin though.
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Unfortunately not I'm in school right now, and they've blocked most UDP ports. I think I'm gonna contact my network admin though.
Ah yes, they did that to us at NWMSU when I was in school. Oddly enough, we didn't even really petition, but they finally opened the ports we needed for CS:S and MMO's at midnight every night. Don't ask me why or how, but they did.
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