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Does a fan run even when power is off on the computer

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a b ) Power supply
March 1, 2010 8:23:40 PM


More about : fan run power computer

a c 144 ) Power supply
March 1, 2010 11:50:11 PM


Normally not supposed to.
March 2, 2010 10:39:37 AM

Not exactly inside the computer. But my powersupply has a 120 mm fan at the bottom and a 80 mm fan on the rear. If the PSU has been working real hard for a long time, i.e a long gaming session, and I turn it off right after, the 80 mm fan in the rear can continue to run for a few minutes til the temperature is down.

So the answer would be: Perhaps...
a c 246 ) Power supply
March 2, 2010 12:16:40 PM

Which fan do you mean - cpu heatsink fan, power supply fan, or a case fan?

When you say "when power is off" do you mean when you shut down via your desktop or do you mean when you flip the power switch on the back of the power supply?

If you meant the power supply fan then the answer is it depends. Modern power supplies may have temperature controlled fans. If the temps are still high the fan might continue to run until the temperature decreases. However, if you flip the power switch on the back of the power supply it shuts off power completely and nothing will run.