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10-11-2002, 02:10 PM
Hi; I have just bought my case fan; it's an 'Asaka Lo-noise fan'. It has a 3 pin connector which I've plugged in;it's working;but what is this blue probe with an 'x' grooved into the end?
:- And where is the best place to put it??
If it's a heat sensor I thought the motherboard already does it through one of the pins on the fan lead?
10-11-2002, 04:32 PM
It's ok I've worked out what it is- it's a manual fan speed selector.
Now; I have a P4 2.5 gig CPU.
My temp as follows:-
Idling : 28 degrees c
Full load : 40 degrees c max.
Is this good for a P4 2.5 gig?
10-12-2002, 12:04 AM
40C under load is good for that fast of a processor. However, I would question why there is such a spread between idle and load. My P4 1.7 at work runs around 33C idle and no more than 40C load. With your faster processor, I would think the spread would be much less than it is.
Are you using software based CPU cooling, something that sends a half command to the CPU when it's not doing anything?
10-12-2002, 12:26 PM
Yes it is software based
I have temp.and fan monitoring with the s/w.
I have a broadband video running right now and the temp.is only 31.5c.
The fan monitoring is correct.
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