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Ok well this is a long story, i will try and make it short without leaving out important details attached to the problem.

A few weeks ago my friend got a new rig , the important parts here are the 2500k and a p67 sabertooth, the first delivery the board was DOA. So now he has the RMA board and is having a little problem. When he installed the cpu into the new mobo it turned on, but on the splash screen he got a "cpu fan error" or something to that effect and it said to press f1 to enter bios. When in BIOS he saw that the chip was sitting at 70c.....

When i asked him some more questions he said he had not applied new thermal paste to the chip....told him to do that and reseat the HS... anything else i should have told him ? I told him to get real temp to show his temps in the OS... hmm is it possible the stock fan is broken ? Just dont really know what to do, if i was there im sure i could figure it out but i live 200 miles away.
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quit trollin

make sure he cleans any old TIM with isopropyl alcohol and some lint-free paper or a coffee filter (on both the CPU and the heatsink) before reapplying
also, with the intel stock heatsink, make sure all four of those horribly designed locking pegs are in all the way (look at the backside of the MB)
    
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Well weird little thing going on , in the BIOS it still says he is getting mid 70s temps , although with real temp at the latest version he is getting regualr idle temps for the stock fan, around low 30s to mid 30s...Is there something wrong with the board or chip?
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CPU_FAN Error is not a problem, (unless it's not spinning) and in bios you can usually set it so you dont have to press F1 to continue each time. Atleast it is not a problem for me as it gives me that warning because my tuniq's power plugs into a fan controller. Then the fan controller is what connects to the motherboard @ pwr_fan.
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