Re: Ideal setup

From: Bill Wichers <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 15:37:20 -0500 (EST)

That hot, eh? Wow... I've had fans fail before but I don't know precisely
how hot the machines got (all I know is that they became "crashingly" hot

Nidec ( makes some fans that have sense and alarm
leads, which *might* work with the new boards. I have often used these on
important systems with a small buzzer connected to the alarm lead of the
fan (with a simple monitor circuit). With a loud enough buzzer this is an
effective warning system.

Comair Rotron also manufacturers smart fans. So does NMB. Hopefully this
will give you something to go while looking for fans.


On Sun, 15 Feb 1998, Peter Wemm wrote:

> (Reminder: check those CPU cooling fans regularly! It's amazing what kind
> of "impossible" processor faults turn up when the cpu is frying. The power
> supply fan had failed too, the internal case temperature was around 85
> degrees celcius (185 Farenheight).)
> BTW; has anybody seen a source for fans (cpu and case) with tachometer
> sensors for use with the new-fangled motherboards that can monitor them?
> (preferably in .au)...
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Gary Palmer
> > NOC Supervisor
> > Erols Internet
> >
> Cheers,
> -Peter
> --
> Peter Wemm <> Netplex Consulting
Received on Wed Feb 18 1998 - 12:45:58 MST

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