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According to the pc health status in my bios my processor is idling at 80C and my fan is at 1800rpm. It says that my system fan has failed. Im a noob. Is something being read wrong or do i have serious problem?
 

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Open your case and see if the CPU fan is spinning. If not, IMMEDIATELY turn your PC off and fix it. It might be a loose cable, or maybe a cable caught in the fan.<br />
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Take this seriously. Check it before you get in real trouble.
 

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wow. i had a fan go out on an old compaq long ago and i kept smelling something burning =)... finally figured what it was. the fan wasent spinning and im pretty sure the fans always spin. atleast thats how i would want it. i have 5 90mm fans ans a 120mm fan spinning at high speed. my comp sounds like a hair dryer but it stays cool
 

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I just checked and all of my fans are spinning. Is there a way I can set all of my fans to 100% all of the time? Auto doesn't seem to be cutting it =/
 

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Is the heatsink hot? If so, make sure it's running at a full 12 volts.
 

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power them with the powersupply not the mobo..
 

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I think you need to reset the heat sink that is way to high for idel temps. And what program are you using for temps.
 

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Yeah that does look too high.<br><br>
I also have the same Motherboard, you have to set the setting in BIOS to "Disabled"... that will run the fan full speed the minute the PC is turned on. I personally plugged the CPU fan into the SYS_FAN connector on my motherboard, it seemed to work better for me.<br><br>
I'd say that the heatsink must be reseated, make sure you remove the old thermal paste and apply some new stuff.<br><br>
Those temps are dangerously high, especially if you're reading that from the BIOS<br><br>
PS I'm guessing it's normal that the BIOS says your system fan has failed, provided that you haven't plugged in a fan into your SYS_FAN connector.
 

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Thanks for the help everyone. The heatsink isn't hot. That means that the heatsink is not mounted right, right?<br>
I paid a computer store to hook everything to my power supply and to mount the heatsink/fan. That was the part i was least confident about doing. You would think they would have done it right <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown">.
 

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Re-seat the heatsink immediately...It probably isn't making good contact with the CPU.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks for the help everyone. The heatsink isn't hot. That means that the heatsink is not mounted right, right?<br>
I paid a computer store to hook everything to my power supply and to mount the heatsink/fan. That was the part i was least confident about doing. You would think they would have done it right <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown">.</div>
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Yeah, one would think. Do it yourself - then you know that it is right, besides it is not difficult to do. If you have any specific questions regarding the procedure post back (probably best on a different system) and answers will be plentiful.
 

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Im going to turn off my computer and bring it back to the Computer Inferno tomorrow. I want to get my money's worth. Thanks, everyone.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Im going to turn off my computer and bring it back to the Computer Inferno tomorrow. I want to get my money's worth. Thanks, everyone.</div>
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Hmmm... It would seem some clown already perfomed some shoddy workmanship, do you really want to go a second round?
 

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I would take it back and show them, so you can get your $$ back. (Just don't let them get their grubby paws on your PC.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would take it back and show them, so you can <b>get your $$ back. (Just don't let them get their grubby paws on your PC</b>.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )</div>
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Better point(s)! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Im going to turn off my computer and bring it back to the <b>Computer Inferno</b> tomorrow. I want to get my money's worth. Thanks, everyone.</div>
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Does no one else find it ironic that the store that hooked it up after he is having all these temperature problems is named Computer Inferno? lol<br>
What are you using to check your temperatures? I suggest that you check it in your BIOS and make sure that the program you are using isn't malfunctioning.
 

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Heh, Computer Inferno =P. It was in bios. I managed to hit 90 degrees celcius just sitting there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"> Im sure it hit some very high temps too. I installed some stuff and even played Far Cry. I paid to not have to worry about things like that. Im going to try and get my money back tomarrow. Using my old computer for now. 90C idle in bios doesn't seem like a good time to go play Far Cry =/. I had it running for a couple of hours before. Then I installed Far Cry and played it. It lasted about 15 minutes and then i turned it off. Im sure it was quite warm. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"> How much would running it at those temperatures have damaged it?
 
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