medlabdude September 8, 2010 at 12:07:37 Specs: Windows XP/LINUX MINT 8, INTEL 2.8G/2G
Not really an overclocking matter... Until recently computer would boot fine. Now it won't boot and cpu fan goes to max from startup. I'm assuming cpu is also going to max at boot? I disconnected the cpu fan wire and the boot script gave a fan error as expected. There is no boot script with fan connected. Is this just a fan problem?
Heatsink is solid, not loose. Cold start problem rules out hot cpu (in my opinion). This started a couple of days ago. Each time I started the pc the cpu fan went ballistic while pc did not boot. After a few power up and down it booted and was fine. Now it consistantly won't boot and cpu fan goes 100%. Starting to suspect something besides hardware or environmental issues. Also, I reset the cpu battery with no positive effect. It's a dual boot partition so it's not an OS issue.
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