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New build Help!!! Problems with CPU Fan on an Intel Core 2 D

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January 16, 2007 4:40:11 PM

HI all, I am hoping that someone will be able to point me in the right direction. I am having an issue with the CPU fan not running when I go to boot up. This a new build. The first time I went to boot up the machine , it went on, the all of a sudden the fan stopped running and the CPU smoked a little and the machine shut off right away. I am hoping that I did not ruin the CPU. I went out and got a COOLERMASTER Hyper L3 Socket LGA 775 Heatsink & Fan. I installed this and when I went to boot up, the fan still did not go on. On the screen it said CPU fan error. I am not sure what to do from here. I am afraid to keep the computer on too long (I not sure if it will ruin the CPU or not). Hopefully it is not ruined all ready. Any Help would be much appreciated.

These are the components.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600

ASUS P5B-E LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2G8002GK

XFX PVT71GUQL3 GeForce 7900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 70SB079000000 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card


LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM write and LightScribe Technology Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model LH-20A1H-185

MITSUMI Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal USB 2.0 digital card reader with Floppy Drive

Antec Performance One P150 White Steel ATX Mini Tower Computer Case 430-Watt ATX12V v2.2 Power Supply

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3200820AS 200GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Thanks,
January 16, 2007 10:09:48 PM

If you had the same problems with w heat sink/fans, sounds like a mobo problem. The connection on the mobo might be bad.
January 16, 2007 10:56:38 PM

You cut corners on the psu:

430-Watt ATX12V v2.2 Power Supply

It may well be the psu that can't provide sufficient power to the parts. I'd remove everything from the case & build the barebone on a cardboard. Maybe even w/o a video card. Also, connect BOTH 24-pin & 4-pin power cables.
January 16, 2007 11:18:54 PM

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You cut corners on the psu:

430-Watt ATX12V v2.2 Power Supply

It may well be the psu that can't provide sufficient power to the parts. I'd remove everything from the case & build the barebone on a cardboard. Maybe even w/o a video card. Also, connect BOTH 24-pin & 4-pin power cables.


While you have everything out make sure all the studs are in and you don't have any extras installed. It's always possible it's the PSU but I'd be surprised given Antec makes good PSUs and that one should at least be enough to start fans and the machine for that matter. A lot of big box stores like Circuitcity will let you return a PSU within 15 to 30 days with no restocking charge so if you have one close, you could get a more powerful PSU and try it and if that's not it return If it doesn't start when it's out of the box would still think it's a bad board. It can happen with the best of companies
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