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Can I upgrade my fan?

by Stephenhb / December 9, 2011 9:57 PM PST

I suspect my pc has heating problems. It has been unexpectedly shutting down. I removed the access panel and found the area around the vent slots is blackened. My OS is Windows 7 64 Bit. My pc is an EMachines EL 1850 G. Can someone advise me on an upgrade for a fan that will resolve this issue? Thanks.

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Inspect and verify...
by Willy / December 10, 2011 12:54 AM PST
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Well, make sure the vents themselves are cleared of any dust, etc.. Also, that the fan is also working like it should. Since, this is a case fan, that available space is allotted for a certain size fan. if the fan isn't working, then replace. Of course, you can exchange it for yet another fan of similar size, but most still would operate at a certain RPM level. In this aspect, don't much return unless you can increase RPM or size if applicable.

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Have you cleaned-removed the dust from the
by VAPCMD / December 10, 2011 2:09 AM PST
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case fans, the power supply and the CPU heatsink ?

Re fan upgrades....there's lots of options .... larger diameter fans, higher speed fans, temp or speed controlled fans. the cleaning as described above and run the system. If it still shuts down, remove the access panel and place a fan just outside the case blowing air into the case. Try the system again. If that eliminates the problem, then you know you need to do more with fans to extract/exhaust the heat. If you're gaming you may also need to install a better CPU heatsink fan.


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Can I upgrade my fan
by Stephenhb / December 11, 2011 11:50 AM PST

Thanks for the advise. There were no dust problems. A higher RPM fan just what might be what the Dr. ordered, Thanks...Steve

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Noise level
by Willy / December 12, 2011 3:30 AM PST
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While a higher RPM fan may fit the bill be aware of the increased noise level. Alas, if possible a larger fan at a lower RPM can do the same airflow at reduced noise level. if you PC has available an open/empty case mounting, use it. Also, a slot mounted fan can do wonders as well. If capable, cut a hole and mount a side fan.

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Can I upgrade my fan ?
by Stephenhb / December 12, 2011 7:55 AM PST
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Great suggestions, thanks...Steve

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More options....
by VAPCMD / December 12, 2011 9:09 AM PST
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up grade my fan
by Stephenhb / December 12, 2011 10:38 AM PST
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Yikes ! Thanks for the links.

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