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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 09:56 AM
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I knew I could benefit from a tornado.
Edited on Sat Mar-12-05 09:57 AM by HypnoToad
I started smelling something odd so I turned around. My server PC seemed to generate the smell.

I felt the case. Red-hot.

I powered off after hard-resetting to get into the BIOS setup - CPU temp? 85 degrees C :wow: . No warning alarm. No CPU auto-shutoff that I'd enabled the thing to do AT 85 degrees.

The power supply output fan was dead.

I found an 80mm Tornado fan I'd bought "for a rainy day:.

Installed it.

Rebooted.

CPU down to 46 degrees C.

One day I'll have to replace the power supply, but I need not today.

Vantec Tornado fans. Can be a lifesaver.

Cooldown time was 5 minutes. The power supply was still red-hot by the time I had the fan installed.
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 10:17 AM
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1. CPU at 85!?!?!?!?

Geezus. I am truly surprised it survived. I get nervous if it ever gets above 50C.

The one and only thing I like about having CPU and case fans that are so noisy is that I will know the instant they die. They each have a different pitch, which together create this interesting harmonic reverb in my apartment. :-)

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 11:22 AM
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2. I had caught the system just in time, literally. Indeed, the CPU fan is a
Thermaltake Volcano 11 Xaser and that alone usually kept the CPU at 46~50.

But the output case fan keeps it at only 40 degrees C. :wow:

So my apartment may sound like an airport, but I'm going to get some more vantec tornado case fans for my other PCs. :-)

I wonder what the downstairs neighbors will think... "What is that human oddity doing this time?" :evilgrin:
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