January 2nd, 2004, 11:36 AM
CPU Fan Not Cooling
As I use my computer under high stress, the processor temperature rises rapidly – yet, the CPU fan does not increase in RPM as the temps rise. I am running a P4 3.06 – idle temp is around 47c however, with 5 minutes of playing a game (or something requiring substantial processing power) I am looking at 75c.
However, the CPU fan remains at a constant 3200 RPM. It has the ability to run at 5000 RPM. Is there any way of correcting this problem?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
January 4th, 2004, 06:36 PM
Are you sure the cpu fan speed should change automatically? What type of mobo/cpu/cooling do you have?
January 10th, 2004, 08:16 PM
Make sure you have a thermal cooling paste on your heatsink/fan touching your processor. Check to see if there are also a lot of cables on top of the processor fan, disrupting the airflow.