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Help, Any chance i can save the Kraken?

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Today my cooler gave up.... after 3 long years, Now
The Fan wont spin, but works if connected to mobo chassis.

Not sure if the pump works, shes always quiet.

I had idea, but is it dangerous? my BIOS reports 28 C for cpu without fan working. I didnt keep system on longer than 2 minutes.

By keeping Fan screwed to Radiator......assuming radiator/pump working.......... I could connect Fan directly to CPU_FAN header to trick the CPU_FAN screen error? Because Windows Wont boot, gives me nasty CPU fan fail screen............So could i connect a PWM fan directly to CPU_FAN?
Will the fan work and trick mobo into Booting OS without frying any parts?

so my mission, How to bypass that? and make sure rad/pump is working? I still want to try, as long it doesnt fry anything right away.

I can risk 1 minute or so i think?
Edited by DrClaw - 9/25/15 at 10:14am
post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by DrClaw View Post

The Fan wont spin, but works if connected to mobo chassis.

So where is your fan connected when it does not spin? I'd say your fan is fine, and something else is broken.

What about your pump, does it report RPM?

You can disable the "no CPU fan" warning in BIOS if you want, e.g. if everything is connected to fan controllers.
post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by cmpxchg8b View Post

So where is your fan connected when it does not spin? I'd say your fan is fine, and something else is broken.
Quoting to be sure this is answered - we can't help without this info!

If your fan works when connected to a motherboard header and not when it's connected to the AIO's fan header, then it's an issue with the AIO's fan header and not the fan itself.
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What about your pump, does it report RPM?
Indeed! Also, what header is it plugged into?

I believe that NZXT has a software that will do this - HWmonitor or speedfan should work as well (your BIOS should as well, ASUS is generally good in this regard). If your pc is booting at 28* it is probably working.

If your pump is working and the fan runs off of a motherboard header than all should be fine other than quality control on the AIO - just connect each device to separate headers.
Edited by claes - 9/25/15 at 12:53pm
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post #4 of 8
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Thanks for the help ++ rep
The pump is working, so no wonder cpu stayed cool at BIOS screen.

I managed to BOOT OS, So i went to NZXT software, and i manually changed the fan speed. Then the fan started working. I dont know what the heck is going on here. headscratch.gif




Last week, similar problem. I was using the pc though, and noticed couple occasions the fan stopped. Maybe software glitch? But it didnt spin during bootup, and software isnt active.
Anybody got idea what it could be? Software glitch and maybe issue with wire? but its spinning now after meddling with software. You know, i had a feeling if i could touch the software, that it would spin. And now she spins. : \
Edited by DrClaw - 9/26/15 at 8:47am
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update, i edited post. So far things working, but are they glitches?
post #6 of 8
Well, if touching software fixes it, then wires, etc. are fine. Maybe uninstalling and reinstalling everything would help. Of course you can just keep the fan plugged into a header where it works better.
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Id plug the fan into the cpu fan header and skip the nzxt software if it's an issue
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post #8 of 8
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Thanks everyone, Im glad i can skip connections and pump still does its job.

The usb wire is definitely the cause. I removed it because I keep booting with failed fan. Removing the usb makes the fan spin at max
only caveat, software doesnt work, cant monitor pump.


the x40 install booklet shows a wire thats meant for cpu_header. I dont know why.
Things are working anyway.
But id like to at least watch the pump. Will it be safe to omit that cpu wire? and connect fan to cpu_header? I can still connect fan to mobo. I'll try that, but im curious if other way works as mentioned

wondering if the kraken will malfunction by omitting their so called? cpu connector, and connecting fan there instead.
Edited by DrClaw - 9/26/15 at 12:31pm
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