CPU Fan Error on New Build but all fans on Tags: New Build Cooler Master CPUs Systems Last response: April 25, 2012 7:36 AM in Systems Share Gabbelgak April 25, 2012 7:09:40 AM This is my first PC build everything seems fine but upon booting up I always get a CPU fan error and have to go into bios and exit it to boot to windows despite the fans actually working. I'm using: Asus Maximus IV Extreme Motherboard Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Heatsink Cooler Master Storm Series Trooper Case Geforce 680 GTX Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W Power Supply While in windows I can run the motherboard software and test the fan in the Fan Expert application and it speeds up and lowers the CPU fan fine. Do I just ignore the error in bios? Wanted to check before proceeding since it's my first build, thanks. More about : cpu fan error build fans azeem40 April 25, 2012 7:12:29 AM That means the CPU Fan is slowing down or throttling. Did you apply the thermal paste correctly? m 0 l slomo4sho a b à CPUs April 25, 2012 7:19:07 AM Run CPUID Hardware Monitor and monitor the fan speed. If it is throttling then see above. m 0 l Related resources CPU Fan Error from BIOS - New Build - Forum CPU FAN ERROR + Overheating on New Build! 3930k + p9x79WS Help pls! - Forum CPU Fan error on new build - Forum CPU Fan Error on new build - Forum CPU FAN ERROR! New Build. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Gabbelgak April 25, 2012 7:23:08 AM I believe so, I followed the guide from Newegg's how to build a computer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls (17m 30seconds he starts to apply paste) I did it the same way he did. m 0 l azeem40 April 25, 2012 7:26:45 AM The Hyper 212 EVO has a different method of applying thermal paste. Did you read the guide that came with yours? m 0 l Gabbelgak April 25, 2012 7:30:48 AM I did not, I simply followed his lead. Am I able to just wipe it off and start over safely? m 0 l smorizio a c 192 à CPUs April 25, 2012 7:31:26 AM there two 4 pin headers on the top edge one says cpu fan the other power fan are you sure you plugged the heat sink fan into cpu fan and did not miss any pins?? m 0 l azeem40 April 25, 2012 7:33:16 AM You will need 70% or higher isopropyl alcohol and lint-free cloth. m 0 l Gabbelgak April 25, 2012 7:36:16 AM smorizio said:there two 4 pin headers on the top edge one says cpu fan the other power fan are you sure you plugged the heat sink fan into cpu fan and did not miss any pins?? The heat sink is plugged into to cpu fan pins. The power fan pins are not in use. Quote:You will need 70% or higher isopropyl alcohol and lint-free cloth. Thank You. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources New build getting cpu fan error on boot Forum SolvedCPU fan error on New built computer Forum SolvedCPU FAN ERROR" on a New Built AMD System. Forum SolvedFirst Build, First Start - CPU Fan Error Forum My system has an error, while I start my PC, it shows the error: CPU Fan Error, New CPU installed ! Please enter setup to conf Forum Solved(new build) monitor won't display BIOS and fans won't spin or CPU cooler. Forum New heatsink causes CPU Fan Error Forum SolvedNew Build - CPU fan spins fast, then slowly slows down until it reboots Forum Need Advice on CPU fan error and buying a new PSU, PC wont boot Forum First Build - CPU fan error and random rebooting Forum BIOS "CPU fan error" message on a two-week-old gaming build Forum SolvedCPU fan error after a year or so, 90 degrees Celsius Forum My first build, CPU Fan error, Advice Appreciated Forum Solvedcorsair h100 cpu fan error Forum SolvedCPU Fan Error: CM V8 GTS and Asus Maximus VII Hero Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !