CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper N520
Mobo: Asus P6Z68-V Pro
RAM: 16gig Corsair Vengeance
GPU: 3gig GTX 580 x2
PSU: Antec 1200w
Late last night, I posted a thread about an issue I was having booting my computer after installing a new aftermarket CPU cooler.
I had derped pretty hard when I put everything back together. I tried to boot the computer, but the red CPU light was lit, and the light by MEMOK! wasn't going off. I forgot to plug the power plug from the PSU back into the motherboard. When I went to boot it again, I heard the beep, and then the error code indicating that there was a hardware failure.
I woke up really early for work this morning, and so when my brother came home he and I did some diddling around and going over what issues I had discovered. I told him where the LED lights were, what they indicated, what the beeps indicated, and so forth. In addition to the beep code, I noticed a red light beneath my GPUs and where it said "Boot Device".
I had to leave for work, but I told my brother to see would he could figure out (while maintaining the utmost caution of course, such as making sure he was grounded. He's never built a computer but he's going to college for a technician field and has had training in electrical safety and conduction. Suffice to say, I feel pretty safe with his hands on my hardware.
While I was at work, he plugged a monitor into the motherboard's video input port and he said he was able to find the error screen. It said:
"Please enter setup to recover BIOS setting.
CPU Fan Error!"
He went into the BIOS, went into the Monitor tab, and then set the CPU fan to "Ignore".
He says it's booting to the login screen just fine now.
I may just be paranoid about the whole 'setting the cpu fan to ignore' thing, but I wanted to see what the community felt about it.