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Hardware Monitor found an error

December 18, 2005 at 18:24:34
Specs: Windows XP, 1.5G P4

When my computer runs the BIOS, I always get a message saying "Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power setup menu for details."

Here is what I found when I went into the BIOS setup to the Power/Hardware Monitor settings:

MB Temperature: 27C / 85F
CPU Temperature: 38C / 100F

CPU Fan Speed: 4326 RPM
Power Fan Speed: N/A

VCORE Voltage: 1.6V
+3.3V Voltage: 3.2V
+5V Voltage: 5.0V
+12V Voltage: 11.6V
-12V Voltage: -11.9V

Nothing is highlighted in red as to indicate a problem or error.

I have reset the setup defaults and also cleared the NVRAM. I have checked the fan for the processor and for the power supply. Both are working. I have even tried to IGNORE each and every item in the Power/Hardware settings. However, still the same results each time I reboot the machine.

Can anyone tell me what is the problem? Or if there is no problem, how to make this Hardware Monitor error disappear?

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#1
December 18, 2005 at 18:46:34

"I have reset the setup defaults and also cleared the NVRAM"

NO computer will run properly with setup defaults. Every PC is different, every hardware configurations is different, therefore there's no "one size fits all" BIOS. Setup defaults are only there to be used as a starting point or a fallback point. You are expected to configure each & every BIOS setting to match your PC's hardware. If you screw up, you reset to setup defaults & start over.

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#2
December 19, 2005 at 05:16:51

My guess is, since you have no reading from the power supply fan, that the connector has come loose. If you open the case and trace the wires from the power supply, you may find the culprit.

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#3
December 19, 2005 at 05:31:01

Looking at your manual online, it's tough to tell where the power supply fan connector is, but it appears to be in one corner above the power supply connections themslves. I know you said you set all to ignore, but stranger things happen than a bios insisting a connection must be made, even if it's to ignore the reading.

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#4
December 19, 2005 at 20:10:17

Thanks a millions dsbal! You were absolutely correct. There was one cable from the power supply that was not connected to the motherboard. Once I connected it, the error went away.

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