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What would happen when a CPU Cooler fails?

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Would the CPU just burn out and die, or is there some kind of auto-shutdown for this? ( If there is, what would happen if the computer was turned on, after auto shutting off? )
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Some will shutdown. My C2D just freezes. IDK if it will shutdown coz I Shut it off right away. One of the PSU cable got caught in the CPU fan is what happened.
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If auto shutdown is enabled in the BIOS at a temp that is lower than the failure temp, then yes, it will shut down automatically.
If the fan stops running and you have it plugged into the CPU power on the mobo, then that will also sound the alarms.
You have to set these manually for it to work, but it's there.
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post #4 of 4
Core shutdown=rig will shut down automatically.If you turn it back on the same thing will happen. I know what happens because this happened one with my old P4
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