November 25th, 2004, 03:25 PM
CPU fan issue
I have an Intel Celeron 800mhz processor w/ 370 socket, and Award BIOS 6.00 PG on a 601-686A motherboard. My Antec CPU sink fan was making a little racket before stopping, so I purchased a CompUSA brand for Intel Socket 370 rated to 2.8GHZ, and it never ran. Meanwhile, my heat for the CPU has reached into the 140's F and the case near 100F.
Would I be better off with an adapter that powered the fan from the power supply I read about on the forum, and a case or pc slot fan, or have I got something ominous lurking?
Thank you for your help.
November 25th, 2004, 04:34 PM
I hope you aren't running it without a fan - you have a good chance of letting it overheat/crash/burn...
why didn't the fan you buy not run? was it a faulty fan? where did you plug it in (mobo socket or molex).
I'd suggest getting a fan that runs from a 12v molex connector, and just hook it into the powersupply if you can't get the onboard header to work.
November 25th, 2004, 05:27 PM
Never mind-I solved the problem by running the CPU cooler fan into the mobo slot for the CPU fan, then run the CPU fan off the power supply.
Last edited by dkc_2001; November 25th, 2004 at 07:19 PM.
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