Re: Now for something entirely different - CPU-fans.

Kenneth Albanowski (
Mon, 2 Sep 1996 16:03:58 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 1 Sep 1996, Edward Welbon wrote:

> Does anyone use PC Power and Cooling, Inc. "CPU-Cool" fans on a P6? I
> read interesting claim in one of their advertisements. The claim states
> that some fans have poorly designed bearings which in time wear causing
> noise and inevitably, extra frictional heat which detracts from the
> utlity of the heat sink.

I don't know about this frictional heating problem. Most of the bad fans
I've seen either start wailing like banshees or fail altogether.
"Detracting from the utility of the heat sink" understates the issue.
However, if the fan is running at all, it probably is doing a sufficient

One should always have some cooling mechanism (either active or passive)
attached to the newer (>= 486) processors. Without this, you risk CPU
malfunction, and perhaps permanent damage.

Kenneth Albanowski (, CIS: 70705,126)