|Hey, I've currently upgraded my PC with a new graphics card, RAM, PSU, and DVD drive and I've been having some problems with 1 game, F.E.A.R. Combat. Most games I have tried work perfectly, but for some reason, this game causes temperature spikes in my CPU that cause the system to crash. Readings from speedfan appears to be consistent with this. I have increased fan speed a bit, and that appears to help the problem. Tmperature readings are lower and crashes are far less common.|
However, I am afraid of the wellbeing of my fans. I cannot give you the specifics on the CPU fan since when i looked up my exact computer, the specs on the fans were absent. However, I can tell you that the default setting of the CPU fan is 2000 RPM or so, which is 40% its capabilities (meaning it can go up to 5000 technically). However, I have heard people say that increasing fan speed is not a good idea and that it could damage the fans. I really only turn the fan speed up when playing fear since otherwise, the increase is unnecessary and the computer does not crash. Ive tried the game with as high as 4000 RPM (which is a bit excessive, but I have settled upon 2700-2800 RPM or so, or 55% capacity). Is this safe? At what speeds is it safe to run my fan at? I dont want to break my fan any more than I want my processor to overheat. Increasing fans speeds does appear to work. For every 5% increase, the temperature under load (gaming) decreases by about 1C. I wouldalso like to know whether I have any breathing room to increase the speeds further. As you know, it is winter, and come summer, I may need to push the fans a little more to keep the system cool. Also, for all I know, i could have an occasional overheat at this setting and may need to push it to 60% or possibly more.
PS, realize the message title is a little inaccurate, sorry, didnt realize until after i posted. Really wondering about the fan, not the CPU itself.