OMG!!! my CPU has been running practically without a cooler!!
First off, sry if im posting in the wrong section, this is the only area it would allow me to post. OK, i got my pc from dell, i have been playing games on it like bf2 and such for about a month. When ever a game would start playign the fan would get crazy loud, i thought it was cause of the source hogging games i was playing. I then recently bouhgt win tv and went to put the chip in and noticed that the giant cpu cooler wasn't even screwd on! IT was just siiting there on two hinges like a door when its not closed but up against the coping of the border on the wall. (dont know if that makes any sence) I screwed it down and u can never here the fan any more when playign games. Do you think my cpu got damaged or anythign like that. THE computer never just shut down and turned off while palying a game like if the cpu got too hot or there was insufficent supply of power when the cpu cooler wasn't bolted on. but im scared my pc has been damaged, is it alright or could there be something wrong? How could Dell miss that.