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ehhhh i cleaned the fan with a brush and i accidently dropped it in water which was had a little soap with some clothes in it. I picked it up and since it was already wet i used clean water to clean the soap and used a hairdryer to dry it. Now it's booting up with the CPU fan error press F1 to continue. The temps are exactly the way it was before and the CPU fan speed is at a constant 2300-2400 something RPM. It never changes. I have no idea what the RPM was before. Is this working okay or should i buy a new one. My CPU is a Q6600 stock clocks i don't know what kind of cooler this is. i have plans for overclocking when some AS5 gets here it takes weeks to ship here.
post #2 of 12
Get a new fan, don't be a idiot next time
post #3 of 12
Get a new fan. Blowing it with a hair dryer will not get all the water out. I'm sure the internals of the fan are still wet, so thats why your getting RPM speed issues.
     
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Dump the fan, the water probably already sip in those wounded coils and other electronic parts, also the bearing either sleeve or ball, water is their enemy.

You're risking toasting your mobo or or the fan header if the fan somehow got short circuit inside, its not worth it.
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lol i've been using this dropped fan for 3 weeks now. I'll get a new fan when i get a chance
Edited by orchlon - 2/4/11 at 7:14pm
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lol i've been using this dropped fan for 3 weeks now
Maybe you got the one that likes water. Try using it as a trolling motor.
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Maybe you got the one that likes water. Try using it as a trolling motor.
Well it is going slow good reference
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People are paranoid on this forum.

If the fan decides to stop working magically the motherboard has a temperature limit for the CPU, and once it hits that limit it will shutdown to protect it.

My guess as to the no fan error is that for some reason the fan speed sensor (yellow wire) isn't working anymore. If pressing F1 at every bootup bothers you, you can set the motherboard to not worry about it in the BIOS.

As for the bearings in it, if it bothers you, you can grab some oil and oil it.
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...-fan-work.html
View that thread for information on oiling fan bearings.
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Originally Posted by J.Harris View Post
People are paranoid on this forum.

If the fan decides to stop working magically the motherboard has a temperature limit for the CPU, and once it hits that limit it will shutdown to protect it.

My guess as to the no fan error is that for some reason the fan speed sensor (yellow wire) isn't working anymore. If pressing F1 at every bootup bothers you, you can set the motherboard to not worry about it in the BIOS.

As for the bearings in it, if it bothers you, you can grab some oil and oil it.
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...-fan-work.html
View that thread for information on oiling fan bearings.
^This.
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post #10 of 12
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What kind of CPU fan should i get for my Q6600? My mobo is ASUS P5QL if you need this. I want the best cooler i don't care about the noise. And what's a trolling motor?
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