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During stand by my CPU fan is offline ???
Sergio Apr-15-02 02:55 PM
As the subject says, when I enter stand by mode (from w98 and wXP) the fan on my CPU stops spining and stops completly.

Is this normal ???

If not what is causing it.

Tnx in advance, Sergio


1. RE: During stand by my CPU fan is offline ???
lbyard Apr-15-02 03:03 PM
In response to message 0
LAST EDITED ON Apr-15-02 AT 03:04 PM (EST)
 
That's nice. What CPU, motherboard, and fan do you have? Larry

2. RE: During stand by my CPU fan is offline ???
Sergio Apr-15-02 03:13 PM
In response to message 1
CPU Celeron 466 ppga connected via Slotket to a
Slot 1 MBO which is Soyo SY-6VBA wiht VIA Apollo Pro 133+ chipset. Fan is named Evercool presumably noname, was very cheap.

My computer is about 2 years old.


3. RE: During stand by my CPU fan is offline ???
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-15-02 03:15 PM
In response to message 2
When a computer goes into Standby it cuts off power to everything, including your fans http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/security/hibernate.asp

4. RE: During stand by my CPU fan is offline ???
Sergio Apr-15-02 03:28 PM
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Interesting...
But I wonder, what about those hot hot AMD CPU-s ... is this really safe..

5. RE: During stand by my CPU fan is offline ???
lbyard Apr-15-02 03:47 PM
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Hybernate, yes, standby no, right? Larry

6. RE: During stand by my CPU fan is offline ???
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-15-02 06:26 PM
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Quoted from the page above..

"Standby reduces the power consumption of your computer by cutting power to hardware components you are not using. Standby can cut power to peripheral devices, your monitor, even your hard drive, but maintains power to your computerís memory so you donít lose your work."


7. RE: During stand by my CPU fan is offline ???
Sergio Apr-16-02 03:45 PM
In response to message 6
*********This is the reply from Intel*********
Thank you for contacting Intel(R) Technical Support.

This should not harm the processor as long as it does not overheat. Try to monitor the temperature when this happens. If it is being unused, the heatsink without the fan spinning should be sufficient. If it is getting hotter than 50 degrees Celsius, you should disable the processor fan power down during sleep mode in you BIOS.

Regards,
Scott H.
Intel(R) Technical Support


So I guess everything is OK.

Tnx, for replying, guys


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