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Re: SunFire v240 hardware question

Hi Chris!

> SC Alert: CPU_FAN @ MB.P1.F0.RS has FAILED.
>   which I know means one of the [two] heatsink/fan units has a
> failed fan.  I'm using this list to reach people who may well
> understand the problem, and the solutions, and I have two questions.
>   (1) Is this a problem?  I mean, if I'm not going to be pushing
>   this machine hard, do I need to worry about it?

Yes.  The CPU will die.  It is running too hot to work without
any CPU cooling for any length of time.

> (2) How
>   _hard_ is it to replace said fan?  Anyone done it?

It is easy.  If you want to do it properly, you need to remove all
the dried-up thermal grease on the CPU and apply some fresh thermal
paste before you put the new fan unit on.

Regards -- Volker
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