[CentOS] replacing CPU fan

Mon Sep 15 17:13:22 UTC 2008
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

Craig White wrote:
> I've got a remote system where I think I need to replace the CPU fan.
> in the output of dmidecode, I get...
> Processor Information               
>         Socket Designation: CPU 1   
>         Type: Central Processor     
>         Family: <OUT OF SPEC>       
>         Manufacturer: Intel            
>         ID: 47 0F 00 00 FF FB EB BF    
>         Version: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D  CPU 2.66GHz                  
>         Voltage: 1.4 V                                               
>         External Clock: 133 MHz                                      
>         Max Speed: 2666 MHz                                          
>         Current Speed: 2666 MHz                                      
> is this enough to tell me what kind of fan I need to get? It's obvious
> it's a Pentium IV.
> What other command/what other command might I be able to run to parse in
> order to get information so I get the right CPU fan?

the bill of materials for the original system, or a visual inspection of 
the system.       A Pentium-D socket 775 cpu could have almost any sort 
of cooling solution on it from a passive heatsink with an external 120mm 
fan (typical Dell desktop configuration) to a passive heatsink with a 
row of hotswap fans (typical 1U/2U server configuration) to a stock 
intel heatsink/fan (could be any of a half dozen different 
configurations, replace the whole heatsink/fan assembly) to an 
aftermarket heatsink fan (whereupon I'd also suggest replacing the 
entire heatsink/fan assembly)