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Cpu fan error

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August 21, 2012 8:39:31 PM

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? :) 

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a c 117 à CPUs
August 21, 2012 9:13:37 PM

If that is a HP then it means that it can't detect a fan..
a b à CPUs
August 21, 2012 9:30:58 PM

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.
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a c 323 à CPUs
August 21, 2012 9:52:15 PM

Thats common, the fan just hasn't spun up yet is all. As long as it does spin up and the beep stops then you're fine.
August 21, 2012 10:20:58 PM

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 :) 
August 21, 2012 10:56:23 PM

im running a program for pc temps like gpu and cpu etc so im thinking if i keep that on or atleast check it once and a while that i should be fine turning of the warning thing the bios???