|Hi, I have just finished dismantling the above. Reason: kept freezing.|
I found that the HSF had not a skeric of T/paste, so I cleaned it and whilst I had it open replaced the Celeron 2.8 with a P4 2.8 (L2 cache up 512 from 128 and FSB up 533 from 400, a noticeable uplift in speed resulted). I applied Artic Ceramique as per the site instructions and reassembled the comp. Temps prior to cleanout were CPU 55c to 60c and HD ( Hitachi 7200rpm) 47c at idle. I now have CPU 58c and the HD 47c at idle.
This comp has 3 fans, #1 is on nearly all the time, #2 only cuts in if temp goes above 62c and the #3 fan( vey small ) appears to pull cool air in and blows (via a ducted housing) onto the CPU. This #3 fan is what appears to be at fault as it now never comes on. I went back into the comp and checked to see if it was connected and found it to be so.
Question: Can I connect the #3 fan to the #1 fan and have it running all the time, as in when the temp turns the #1 fan on?
Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.