|Okay, my CPU's heatsync fan started going round slowly yesterday and after finding that my CPU temp slowly goes up with no stop, I had to leave my computer alone ('cept for the quick bios setup to fix my CD drive).|
After fiddling with the fan a bit (after taking it out of the PC) I managed to get it spinning properly... Well, I think so. Not sure if it's as fast...
My question is, how safe is this thing gonna be? I had to do some wedging of the fan to move it away from the base to get it to spin properly when I first fixed it, but then after screwing the thing back into the sync it started acting up again so I pulled it away.
I managed to fix it literally minutes before heading off to buy a new one. I'm kinda upset I actually fixed it as I could have maybe gotten a better one... But should I maybe think about getting a new one anyway? Is there any way I can safely keep the fan from hitting the back again? How likely is it that it would stop during use, even on a flat surface?
ATM, I'm leaving the computer on BIOS > PC Health for a while to see what temperature it rests at and so I can turn it off easily if the thing gets stuck or something and I've found it's running hotter than usual. It's at around 48 degrees which is about 10 degrees hotter than usual. Is this an okay temperature? How much higher could it go? (RPM = about 3800)
By the way, to all the people who kindly helped on my overclocking topic, it's not overclocked atm / nor underclocked ;)
The other question is simply, should I disable Spread Spectrum off when I overclock my PC? I read up that I should always do this although I wasn't informed so while overclocking.
I found this in a book about my CPU that I read for the first time ever (I hate reading) which was pretty helpful although I think I don't have the motherboard that the book is also for... Yet the bios is the same (ish) :D