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Windows 7: Did I just fry my motherboard?

07 Sep 2011   #11
EvolutionZero

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Which 4-pin connector did you forget?
Im sorry? I only have one next to the CPU but it does not work i bought a new fan and plugged it in still no good.


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07 Sep 2011   #12
EvolutionZero

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

is there any other headers on the mono i can connect it to? should i just buy a cable connector that connects the fan to the PSU?
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07 Sep 2011   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EvolutionZero View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Which 4-pin connector did you forget?
Im sorry? I only have one next to the CPU but it does not work i bought a new fan and plugged it in still no good.
Just clarifying, a mobo has many 4-pin connectors. If it was the CPU fan, you most likely toasted your CPU and mobo, even though you can still boot. There is a 4-pin power mobo connector too.
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07 Sep 2011   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I think you two are talking about different things. There is a 4 pin PWM fan connector on the mobo, but you can get an adapter cord to connect it to the 4 pin connector to the PSU. It is the PWM connector that he only has 1 of, and doesn't work. Get an adapter cable if the new fan didn't come with one and connect it to the PSU.

EDIT: If the PWM connector on the mobo is burned out, what else on the mobo is burned out?
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07 Sep 2011   #15
EvolutionZero

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I think you two are talking about different things. There is a 4 pin PWM fan connector on the mobo, but you can get an adapter cord to connect it to the 4 pin connector to the PSU. It is the PWM connector that he only has 1 of, and doesn't work. Get an adapter cable if the new fan didn't come with one and connect it to the PSU.

EDIT: If the PWM connector on the mobo is burned out, what else on the mobo is burned out?
Well, after I found out the fan was done for, The computer booted up, and i managed to install win 7 and install the updates and cruise the web for a bit. Then i shut it down. I was monitoring the cpu temp and everything seemed fine. no bsod or errors. could it just be that the 4 pin headers are done for?
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07 Sep 2011   #16
EvolutionZero

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EvolutionZero View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Which 4-pin connector did you forget?
Im sorry? I only have one next to the CPU but it does not work i bought a new fan and plugged it in still no good.
Just clarifying, a mobo has many 4-pin connectors. If it was the CPU fan, you most likely toasted your CPU and mobo, even though you can still boot. There is a 4-pin power mobo connector too.
Well, after I found out the fan was done for, The computer booted up, and i managed to install win 7 and install the updates and cruise the web for a bit. Then i shut it down. I was monitoring the cpu temp and everything seemed fine. no bsod or errors. could it just be that the 4 pin headers are done for?
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07 Sep 2011   #17
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

What is your Acer's Model#? Maybe one of us can find a pic of your MB and see what we are working with?
How old is your system? Warranty?


No Matter What Your Temps ARE/Were.....Please DO NOT Run your System Without A Cpu Heatsink/Fan!!
You WILL Damage It!!
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