Question about Compaq Computers & Internet
In your previous post about the same question i didnt consider it being a controlled fan, i was thinking more along the same lines of a case fan, plugged into the same p/supply with no sensors
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
Fans are controlled by heat sensors - when they reach the threshold temperature, they turn on. The sensor and fan can also be affected by dust.
Turn off the computer, open it up, and vacuum out all the accumulated dust in all openings you can see. Using a can of compressed air (from an office supply store), blow, vacuum, and wipe until you got it all cleaned out.
With dogs and cats in my house I need to do this every month or so.
Also, make sure the computer is in a spot with plenty of airflow around it. Locked up in a cabinet or in a corner on the floor does not allow good air circulation. Consider putting it on a box to raise it up about a foot off the ground if you can.
Finally, you may want to install SpeedFan It's free, and a great monitoring program for all devices. There are many tips on the site for dealing with temperature issues.
Speed fan will also tell you the performance status of your drive, including an estimate of when a failure may be coming up. It's possible that if your drive is on the verge of failure, it could be generating heat. And it's possible that an overheated computer could shorten the life of all the components, including the drives or CPU.
By the way, the only hard drives that have fans are either external drives, or if you've added a special fan. Otherwise the computer usually has 3 fans - one for the CPU/Heatsink, one in the Power Supply, and optionally a case fan for general cooling.
I hope that helps - if so, please rate my solution, if not, please post additional questions to this problem and I'll continue to help you resolve this issue.
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
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