Hello, ive recently installed an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler, and im currently idle at 28-30c at load 45-48c but every now and again when i boot up i get cpu fan error, ive turned off the CPU q-fan control so that the fan speed will stop flickering just wondering if its something to be scared of or would i be safe to turn off the warning?
Sometimes aftermarket fans don't spin as fast as the machine's "detection level", so a slow spinning fan looks like a dead fan. It's always nervous to turn OFF a fan indicator, cause you'll have no idea if it ACTUALLY dies on you. Granted though, should the fan die, as long as you have your thermal detection set for a decent temp (like 60-65C), then the computer should shut down far before the temp of chip damage, and only then would I disable the fan warning.
If your BIOS doesn't provide for thermal top ends, then I'd suggest changing the fan on your HSF to something that spins a little faster (doesn't have to sound like an F-14 engine), or live with an occasional warning in trade for the safety net of the fan monitoring.
thanks for the replys guys ive got peace of mind now i did think that i might just be panicing and that there was some sort of bios bug or that the fan hasent started spinning yet but yea lovely guys thanks again