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(Solved) - CPU fan error!

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Richard0600
Posts: 51

Hello again,

If some of you remember I recently had some problems which resulted in me reformatting my computer.
But after I did a reformat i've been getting an error when I start up my computer that says:

CPU Fan Error!
Press F1 to Resume

(Heres an image of the error on start up)

At first i looked down at my fan and saw that it continued to spin after this error, so I took no notice of the warning.
That was 5 days ago... today i bent down to pick up something and saw that my fan wasn't even moving! I quickly removed
the case cover worried that my cpu will overheat.. Can anyone explain why my fan stopped working? Did my reformat erase a driver
or something thats needed for the fan?

Here are my computers full stats:

Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
ASUS P6T Motherboard
Intel Core i7 940 2.93Ghz
Q-FX1700 512MB Quadro
12GB Ram (2 x Corsair TR3X6G 1333C9 GB RAM)
Cooler Master V10 <-----Not working?
Thermal Toughpower QFAN 850W PSU
Silverstone Raven Black ATX Tower Case

I just listed off all the things on my receipt hopefully this helps...

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nikhil2761115
nikhil2761115
Posts: 50

there is certainly no driver for a CPU fan. It seems that the problem is related to your hardware. Better if you get your PC fan checked at service centers...

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Richard0600
Posts: 51

Is there any other solution to this problem other then hauling my heavy computer to the shop that made it?

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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

Take the fan out, connect it up to an external power supply. What happens ?

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Richard0600
Posts: 51

I dont think i'm that comfortable with handling computers, I've never assembled one before... so taking out the fan seems a bit too complicated... and if there are no other solutions to this problem I will probably haul my computer back down to the shop... but as for the moment is there any other method?

The red light on the fan still lights up its just the fans not spinning, so i believe there is still power going into the fan if that was what your question was directed at.

I did some looking around on the internet and I see a lot of people recommend me going into the bios screen to see whether or not the computer detect the fans... well I did that and quite frankly I don't exactly understand what I'm reading so I took a picture of it:

I also took a picture of my computer to show how it's built i dont know if that will be helpful as well as a screenshot of a program called speedfan that monitors your cpu temps... in the last photo the red circle is the fan thats not working.. u can see in the close up that the blades arent turning, but the red light is still on... blue circles are the fans that I can identify in my computer and they seem to be working fine... hope all this helps....


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lukeocom
lukeocom
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what a weird looking cpu fan. the error u have recieved is just saying that the bios isnt recieving any fan speed info, and doesn't always mean ur fan is not working, however in this case it does. If the fan isnt spinning while the computer is running then obviously it is not working. You need to check that all the fan connectors and power connecters are connected correctly. if they are then your fan is obviously faulty and needs to be replaced. fans are independant of software, software is only used to monitor or control fans and not run them. What runs a fan is electricity, so if it is plugged in (getting electricity) and not working, then it is broken.

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Richard0600
Posts: 51

sigh... I had a look at the manual for the P6T Motherboard, turns out the power supply plug for the fan.. is under the bottom center of the fan in the image above... and I can't seem to reach it.. I'll have another go at it tonight ill unplug all the plugs and try to see if its somehow unplugged..if its not i guess I'll have to haul this heavy computer back to the shop...

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LH
LH
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Um, well,
http://www.pcreview.co.uk/foru.....949141.php

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JH
Posts: 61

Nothing bad seems to be happening, as the CPU temperature isn't the lots it would be if the cooling depended on the fan. It may just be that the fan's spinning down owing to the temperature. Try loading the processor up and seeing whether a) the fan starts or b) the temps go through the roof.

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Richard0600
Posts: 51

nope no luck I tried rendering an image and it shot the CPU temp to 64C but the fan didn't start doesn't really get higher then that tho... I think it helps cause I have the case open at the moment and there is a fan right above the cpu and main fan...

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lukeocom
lukeocom
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64C is huuge! mine sits around 32C, maybe 34C when rendering a scene with lightwave. i have a thermaltake blue orb fan, its a beast.

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Richard0600
Posts: 51

well maybe cause my fan isnt working genius..lets see u turn off your fan and we'll see what temp ur cpu gets to..

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lukeocom
lukeocom
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lol
my point was that 64 is extreme

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ColinAirlie
ColinAirlie
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@Richard 0600, try and remember that everyone here is giving up their free time to help other people with problems they are having with their computers. Luke doesn't technically need to be helping you with this, but he is regardless. Please keep your sarky comments to yourself.

@Luke, I looked at your website, how was Skye?

Ta,

Col

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LH
LH
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Depends on the chip as to what temps they run at. Mine runs at 67-71°C

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Richard0600
Posts: 51

my apologize to luke sorry if that came out a bit harsh, i've been quite frustrated recently about all the problems this computers been having considering it's only been 6 months since I got it... i appreciate all the help everyones been giving... as I said earlier I will unplug my computer tonight and try to get at that connector...

just a quick question to anyone that has assembled a computer... Is there only one connection to my main fan? as in that one plug is responsible for power and etc.? I only have to check one connection right?

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madmacs
madmacs
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Hi Richard0600, your CPU fan should be connected to number 3 in this diagram, a CPU fan should NEVER stop spinning regardless of the temperatures. Have a look inside of your case, things are not as hard as you think they are when coming to checking for cables etc. You have got a really good case optimized for keeping components cool!! First we need to check that the fan is fit in the right connection, and take it one step at a time from there, Matt

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Richard0600
Posts: 51

problems fixed... I brought it to the computer shop I got it from... we quickly established it was the fan's problem by removing the fan and placing it on another computer... we dismantled the V10 (saved myself 2 weeks by sending to coolermaster to be repaired) and it turns out that the main fan (2 fans inside the v10) seemed to be insanely clogged by dust... preventing it from spinning.. we tried to unclog it using lubricants vacuuming and using that compressed air... but eventually we just replaced the fan within the v10 with another coolermaster fan. Now it works perfectly fine with no problems..the only thing i lost were those cool red lights I had on the original... = ( now I can't see anything inside the little viewport.. time to invest in some LED's lol...

thanks for all the help

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