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  • Cold weather, chassis cooling fan problem

    I run a Compaq MB and the MB requires a chassis cooling fan to be connected directly to the MB for it to boot. When it gets cold out, the fan is slow to start spinning, the motherboard can sense that and doesn't boot, if I leave it on for a minute or 2 then restart it, the fan spins well enough for the PC to boot. I'm either looking for a fan that's better suited to deal with low temps or a way to fool the PC into thinking the fan is still spinning when it's not, and will still allow it to spin when it warms up. Any suggestions?

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    Replace the fan. They're not expensive.
    If you're running Compaw hardware, that means it's not exactly new.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      Originally posted by DarquePervert View Post
      Replace the fan. They're not expensive.
      If you're running Compaw hardware, that means it's not exactly new.
      the fan didn't come with se mobo, it's a stadalone fan, and it's nearly brand new. I probably will replace the fan, but with what? Any luck with any specific fans in cold weather?

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      • #4
        For cold weather, I'd think that a ball-bearing (as opposed to bushings) would perform better, but I'm certainly not the expert.
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



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