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511 cpu fan not detected

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mycomputerisgreat, Jun 23, 2007.

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  1. mycomputerisgreat

    mycomputerisgreat Thread Starter

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    I have a big problem, my cpu fan no longer works. as of late for the past two years I the fan has made loud humming sounds and sometimes screeching sounds (sounds like two pieces of metal are rubbing together). this happens mostly when i play some sort of media file. I've removed the fan to to check if it was broken or needed replacing but it was fine from what i saw. (it did have alot of dust though) only this morning though i was downloading something and surfing the web when the computer just completely slowed all together for about 5 minutes and then shut down on me. Where there used to be a green light blinking by the power button was now a red light. I think the cpu might of overheat.
    The computer is compaq presario and its 5 years old, is this normal for an older computer.
    How can i get the fan to work again.
    I have a 2 ghz intel processor if that helps. ask if you need any more info
     
  2. Frank4d

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    The fan bearings are probably fried so chances of getting it to work are slim and it will just die again.

    Look for CPU heatsink/fans at http://newegg.com or http://zipzoomfly.com
    Some good ones are Zalman, Thermaltake, and Arctic Cooling
    You will need to know your CPU socket type to choose one.

    Edit: Of course that doesn't help you today or tomorrow. :mad: A 2GHz CPU may run with no heatsink fan if you open the side of the case and aim a fan at it (while you are waiting for a new one).
     
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