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  • Started 1 year ago by evenyatar
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evenyatar
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I am getting a CPU fan error. I was using my computer when it suddenly shut down. When I tried to restart it, I noticed my CPU temp monitor show a temp of 60'. I turned my computer off immediately. I unplugged everything and looked inside. I noticed a lot of build up on the fan vent, so I used compressed air to clean it out. Before hooking it all back up, I plugged in the power and turned it on and the fan was working. I put panel back on and hooked everything back up. I started my computer and got the same CPU fan error. I watched as my CPU temp started to rise from 32' to 41' where the computer then just shut down again. What could be wrong?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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It may be that the heat sink is not seated snuggly upon the CPU.

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Xhi
Xhi
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Leave the panel off so you can watch and see if it stops. Often wires are moved stopping the fan from operating.

Moving this to Geek Stuff.

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ronniesonora
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About a year ago I had a Dell that two of the post on the cpu fan broke and let it raise up on one side. Super glued them back and still using it.

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Xhi
Xhi
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It would seem that the message he is getting refers to the fan not operating ("CPU fan error"), not that the CPU is overheating due to heat sink problems.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Put a drop of 3 in 1 light oil in the fan.

It might be that it is pulling a bit more current because the sleeve bearing is dry.

Common issue.

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ronniesonora
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They said in the first post the fan was working.

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evenyatar
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Ok, I have an update on my problem. I made a mistake about the "cpu fan". I was looking at the wrong fan. When I took a closer look at my mother board I actually saw what looks like a cooling plate that is over the cpu. I unscrewed this cover and on the inside is a copper plate that pressed against the cpu. Unfortunately I cannot find the owner's manual to verify this. From this plate two insulated tubes connect to the eshaust fan at the back of the computer. Am I correct in thinking this is a cooling plate and if so, how can I determine if it is working properly?

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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Sounds like a cpu liquid water cooler. Does is look something like one of these http://www.newegg.com/Water-Li.....ory/ID-575

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