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Windows 7: My new CPU fan wont work

19 May 2011   #1
davtom179

windows 7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 
My new CPU fan wont work

Afternoon folks, first time post ! iv recently bought a Arctic freezer 7 pro rev.2 and for sum reason i cant get it 2 work on my PC, iv installed it as iv been advised by shop, wen i go to start my tower up all it says is " CPU fan failure " iv tried re installing this fan, but with no joy, could n e 1 help, fanx


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19 May 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

About all you can do is make sure it is connected to the correct header and the correct pins on that header. If it won't spin under those circumstances, you have a bad fan, bad wiring, or a bad header.

Have you tried different pins on that correct header?

Will the fan spin at all if connected to another header?
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19 May 2011   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

davtom179, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Let's start with thee easy first. Did you connect the fan to the correct fan header on the motherboard?

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19 May 2011   #4
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's possible that you've bought a bad cooler, a dud. It can happen. Try it out on another system, if you can, otherwise take it back to the shop to try & if that fails RMA.
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19 May 2011   #5
davtom179

windows 7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 

iv had the fan working on another system and it has been conected to the correct header
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19 May 2011   #6
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Could be the motherboard header, or the cooler wires at fault.
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19 May 2011   #7
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Check the "Cool 'n quiet" CPU throttle settings in your bios

Read yer manual
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19 May 2011   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Speedstep maybe neo, not Cool and Quiet.That is an Intel motherboard in his computer,

HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Motherboard Specifications, RC410-M (AsteropeA) - c00638516 - HP Business Support Center

davtom179 quick question, was the original fan a 3 pin or 4 pin connector?
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19 May 2011   #9
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Speedstep maybe neo, not Cool and Quiet.That is an Intel motherboard in his computer,

HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Motherboard Specifications, RC410-M (AsteropeA) - c00638516 - HP Business Support Center

davtom179 quick question, was the original fan a 3 pin or 4 pin connector?
Thanks - wot I was hinting at
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04 Oct 2011   #10
davtom179

windows 7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 

afternoon guy's, i'v now installed a brandnew motherboard in my tower, and im still wanting my Arctic freezer 7 pro in my tower, the only problem im getting now is, when my pc starts up it says "cpu error" then it says press F1 to continue, the fan is working and running my pc fine but i feel a little uneasy about the error message, could sumone please help
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