Question about AMD (WBK38) CPU Fan
How can I tell if my CPU fan is not running. I do not hear the familiar noise. Is there something I can do before I call someone to fix it. I have never opened up a computer so I am a little intimidated.
If the system is a couple of years old, the fan may be clogged with dust so the blade can't turn; these little suckers don't have much torque.
You can find the little fan pretty easy since (unless you have a high-end video or sound card) it will be the only one actually on the system board.
If you know how to access the BIOS on your particular computer, you may have one that monitors the CPU temperature and tells you in degrees.
Watch the screen at bootup for a message about entering 'Setup.'
This will give you the key to press and it often must be done very quickly; it's often F1 or F2.
Some BIOS will call the function Advanced or System something.
Don't make any changes you don't understand and when you exit, don't 'Save' any changes.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
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