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BIOS HELP!!!!!! fan very loud after updating bios

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by asherj123, Dec 5, 2005.

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  1. asherj123

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    i updated my bios and the fan is now very loud on it for some reason , im not sure why here's my belarc advisor list if anyone can help me get the fan back to normal that would be very helpful!

    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Packard Bell NEC SPIRIT 550
    Enclosure Type: Desktop
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    2.93 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
    16 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Packard Bell NEC
    Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
    BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 07/15/2005
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    80.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    63.95 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    COMBO IDE5232CO [CD-ROM drive]
    SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device

    Apple iPod USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
    ST380011A [Hard drive] (80.02 GB) -- drive 0, rev 8.01, SMART Status: Healthy 480 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
    Slot 'A1' is Empty
    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (NTFS on drive 0) 80.02 GB 63.95 GB free

    Network Drives
    None detected
    Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
    local user accounts last logon
    ashley 12/4/2005 4:57:52 PM (admin)
    local system accounts
    Administrator never (admin)
    Guest never
    HelpAssistant never
    SUPPORT_388945a0 never


    Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account None detected
    Controllers Display
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
    SiS PCI IDE Controller None detected
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    VAX347S SCSI Controller
    SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller (3x)
    SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller None detected
    Communications Other Devices
    Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem
     
  2. norton850

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    In generally a BIOS upgrade should not affect your fan operation. However, in some BIOS there is an option to control the fan speed based on CPU temp rather than it running all the time at the same speed. I think ASUS calls theirs Q fan. No idea if you would have something similar.
     
  3. Randolf34

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    A bios update can also effect memory timings as well as default voltage settings along
    with certain added features. Generally a new draw on the cpu would cause a fan to run
    faster at times. Is it the cpu or case fan involved here?
     
  4. blaqDeaph

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    Yea, could be that the update reset the settings to the factory default, which means that the fan controller could be turned off or set to max on all the time.
     
  5. Randolf34

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    Is that bios just phoenix or award-phoenix? If so, the fan monitors will be under the
    last section before the hardware temp monitor section. There fans controls can be set
    if the needed feature is available. That will depend on if there is monitor there to set.
    Look at your voltage settings for cpu, memory, and even video to note any changes.
     
  6. asherj123

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    it just says phoenix technologies, how cna i set the fan speed. and how do i tell which fan it is and alsowhere can i see the voltage settings for cpu memory and video?
     
  7. Randolf34

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    Generally the cpu fan is a variable controlled by the bios with a temperature sensor. A
    case fan monitor will be the one you could make adjustments on since that runs at the
    predetermined rate set by the bios itself. More power to a case fan would speed it up.

    When you go into the bios, there are usually four or five sections. The date and time
    is the first where you can change drives from auto to lba. The second is where the agp
    aperature adjustments are made as well as enabling boot virus protection. The third is
    generally the chipset area for memory timings and cpu multipliers. The fourth if not the
    last depending on make and model board is the user defined area with the last being a
    list of actively monitored and non-monitored fans.

    Other than the temperature area at the end for cpu and board temps, this would be a
    place to look for any manual adjustments. First know which fan is loud. Once you lower
    the speeds down, your temps will go up as well. Don't cook for quiet.
     
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    i found out that i updated with wrong bios update and the one i acutally need is the kourou 2 spirit update off the packard bell website for the spirit 550 i downloaded version 1.8 but realised i dont have a floppy drive so cant make the disk, is there any other way of getting this bios update?
     
  10. Randolf34

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    Got a cd writer? burn it to cd and boot from it. You will then have to go into the bios
    to assign the first boot device as the cd drive once it is burned to disk. If you have the
    advanced bios section, that will have the list of drive options there. Usually disabling a
    second or third drive listing and other boot devices enabled as well as floppy search is
    one way to commit bootup with the cd-r you will have made.
     
  11. asherj123

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    did all that booted with cd, it then said finished and i needed to take out the cd and then restart the computer and that it would boot up saying cmos checksum error then i'd have to press f2 f5 and f10, but when i took ou the cd and pressed the button on my pc in to turn off, i restarted and it just went to xp and di none of what it said it would. . .
     
  12. Randolf34

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    You may have to clear the cmos if this isn't related to a bad flash or hardware issue.
    That checksum error doesn't sound so good. Is XP running normal despite the loud fan?
    Or are you seeing any other problems? Usually the nvram is effected for that error.
    http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/booterrGBER08-c.html Take a look at this article.
     
  13. asherj123

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    xp is running perfectly fine just the fan is very loud
     
  14. asherj123

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    an it didnt come up with a cmos error, after it updated bios it said to shut down the pc and then reboot it and a cmos error will come up but it just means that the bios worked or somethin.
     
  15. Randolf34

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    It's still a good article to look over anyway. Be on the safe side here and watch those
    temps. Your fan may be on the way out if it has been on a long time.
     
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