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CPU Cooling Fan Malfunction

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by downwitchyobadself, Oct 27, 2000.

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  1. downwitchyobadself

    downwitchyobadself Thread Starter

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    Hello all.

    In the process of replacing an AT power supply on an AMD-K6 driven baby tower, and switching around the hard drives (master to slave and vice versa), I wound up with everything working & detected at startup, and then a little message like so:

    *** CPU Cooling Fan Malfunction ***
    Press any key to continue.

    I would point out, by the by, that the CPU cooling fan is turning like a dream. Is this a BIOS thang? I dunno.

    Thanx for your helpx.

     
  2. RonK

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    Thereis probably more than one place wherethe cpu fan connector will fit onto. Make sure you have it on the right one.
     
  3. downwitchyobadself

    downwitchyobadself Thread Starter

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    Thanks, RonK, but I didn't actually take it off the processor. All I did was disconnect its (one) two-cable lead, and then reconnect it into the chain of drive power.
     
  4. RonK

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    The only way you would get a warning like that then is if there is a monitoring program running and it is set to warn you of fan failures, overheating etc. Look in the bios settings and see if is set to warn you about the cpu fan.
     
  5. LarryCore

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    It is only a 2 wire connector? Generally speaking, the alarms in BIOS require a 3 wire connector - one that goes right to the board. A 2 wire slave to power connector can't send information back to BIOS.

    So, if the CPU fan alarm is on in BIOS and you have the wrong kind of fan, you will get an alarm because BIOS thinks it is busted.

    If you have a 2 wire fan you should turn the alarm off.

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