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CPU Heatsink Fan spinning in wrong direction

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Redenbacher, Jul 29, 2006.

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  1. Redenbacher

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    I noticed my processor temperature higher than usual, popped open the tower cover and noticed that the fan was spinning the wrong way, blowing air towards instead of away from the processor. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Skivvywaver

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    That is the way most heatsinks are. Blowing cooler air at the processor.
     
  3. Triple6

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    Its actually blowing in the right direction.

    What kind of temps are you seeing? The heatsink isn't dirty is it or the outside temps are higher then usual?
     
  4. Redenbacher

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    Wow, fast response - I'm actually seeing temps of 158 degrees farenheit at peak... Not far from burnout, and when it hits around this temp, there is a dramatic decrease in performance. I put a fresh coat of heatsink gel on, hoping that may help. It's a Zalman 7700-Cu heatsink
     
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    There wasn't enough on to begin with, and not too much, just enough for a thin layer to coat it, all that was on it previously was an uneven blotch
     
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    Did the temps change before or after you re-applied the paste?

    Is the heatsink on right? It is wobbly or anything is it?
     
  8. Redenbacher

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    Heatsink is tight, not sure about temp change, I'd have to play a game for a bit and reset to check what my BIOS tells me
     
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    BIOS temps in the BIOS can be higher then in Windows. While in the BIOS the processor is full on, while in Windows it can use power management to disable un-unused sections to conserve power and reduce heat output so it can be possible the the BIOS temp to be higher then in Windows, at least at idle or oderate loads.

    Why not use Speedfan to monitor temps from with-in WIndows: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
    Or use Asus Probe.
     
  10. Redenbacher

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    Temperature is steady around 46C now, I think it's good, I hope. I appreciate the help and quick response time.
     
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    Yes, thats good.
     
  12. Redenbacher

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    BTW, is there any way to monitor video card temp? That may be a source of some problems
     
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    Speedfan can monitor many snesors as long as they are implemented correctly.
     
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