Yesterday I installed my new Thermalright True Black with two 120mm Cooler Master 90CFM fans in my new cabinet. But that's where my problem begins.
1. After installing the cooler my some of the screws in the motherboard don't fit anymore as the backplate of the CPU Cooler has increased the height of the motherboard a little so the screws don't fit anymore. My motherboard is a little bent from the weight.
2. After putting it all together my CPU doesnt boot. When i switched on my PC for the first time, I got an error at POST saying:
"CPU Fan Error!
After a few restarts my system doesn't even boot. After pressing the power switch the switching from the cabinet the fans spin for a sec and then stop. After that nothing happens.
are they actual standoffs o just dimples in the backplate?
I had similar with my p5b (which is why i asked), after replacing the cpu it needed bios reset to cope with the chassis intrusion issue, i think i had to leave it without battery for a while as well as doing a reset. I found it to be a common issue when searching on the web for that problem, so there might be other tips out there that i've forgotten.
Thanks for the help. I finally fixed my PC and it working. But the problem is every time i boot, i get this "CPU Fan Error" at BIOS! And I have to press F1 to resume to boot up process. Is it becuase that the stock Intel heat sink is not attached to the motherboard?
After installing the CPU Cooler there is no connection of any fan to the motherboard. Because till now only the my E8400's stock cooler was connected to the motherboard to the pin slot! Now since all the 120mm fans are connected to molex of the PSU!
Mine is at 38 deg to 42 deg on idle. Didn't run the processor on load till now so cant say how much that temperature will be! Thanks. I have installed all the fans to the mobo. Except one, there were no pins left!
but just want to share, if any of Asus's Mobo user got this kind of warning after installing a new Cooler, and getting the "System Fan not detected!" warning at bios window, all you have to do is, go to the BIOS, then go to the Fan Speed Monitor Section, and there should be a CPU Fan Speed at "n/a"
change it to "Ignore"
and F10 to save and exit
the reason is that the Mobo think that the fan is still there, where you already use your own Cooler, so it doesnt detect and gives you that warning
i hope this helps, because many people also asked me for this simple error