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CPU fan error and reboots during games

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  • Started 4 years ago by Xaniith
  • Latest reply from Lighthouse
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Posts: 2

Hey all, sorry if this is the wrong section.
I've recently bought some new hardware for my computer:
Geforce GTX 670
i7 3820
p9x79 Pro
Cooler Master 212 Evo

to go with the current stuff I have:
Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced
700W PSU

Now, since then, every time I start up the computer after it has been off for a long time, then It will come up with the Error "CPU Fan Error Press F1 for setup". If I, say, reboot from Windows to Linux, or vice versa, it won't show the message.
I HAVE tried Overclocking with the ASUS AI Suite, but as far as I know, I've returned it all to factory settings.

Along with this, while playing some games (the ones I've found to do this are Age of Empires Online, Dawn Of War II, and Starcraft 2 Campaign (only recently)) the computer will, without warning, turn off, and reboot. I'm guessing these two problems of mine are related, but when entering the BIOS just after it turning off, nothing I can see is out of the ordinary as far as I know: CPU fan ~1000-1100RPM, CPU ~40-50C, Mobo ~35C.
I do play a lot more than those games, and they run fine, even pretty intense ones like Total War: Shogun 2 and Skyrim.

(I did turn the heatsink around a bit, as in the pics it is a little crooked)

I'm not the best with hardware at all, so I may have done something stupid, and it IS the first time I've tried putting in new computer parts.

Please excuse me if I've left out any info.

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 14920

1. Rebuild the system and straighten up the cooler position.

2. Replace the FAN(s).

3. Replace the CMOS Battery.

4. Insure you have the Latest Bios Revision Installed.

Rick P.

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 2

thanks for the reply.
1. I have done so, and no change.
2. I am ordering some now. more and better.
3. I'll see about this one.
4. Yep. no difference.

thanks anyway.

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 2

some how ur system crashing while playing two or three as u say...try to tune up ur pc with tune up utility or registy easy etc,,,,,hay and scane ur game with anti virus,,,,,,if it dosent halp than re assamble it by cleaning each hardware.and install all u r drivers ,,,i suggest u format and re install all u r drivers of u r system use driverpack solution 12 or 13....
i guess this may help u....

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 13598

ndls. That is some of the worst advice I have ever seen.

Posted 4 years ago

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