Do I need to get a new CPU fan??

Hewlett-packard Pavilion a6030n desktop
September 1, 2010 at 07:46:38
Specs: Windows Vista, 2 GB
When I turned my computer on I got a message "System Fan Failed. Service PC to prevent damage." That was a few days ago and I haven't had the message anymore when I turn my computer on. I opened up my computer -- both the CPU fan & Case fan are working. I installed SpeedFan and it says my CPU fan is running at 1800 and my case fan at 800. Question is... do I really need to get a new CPU fan or could that message alert have just been a fluke??

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September 1, 2010 at 11:43:53
If you are not getting the message any more, I would treat it as a caution. Some times a fan that is getting old will not start up once in a while. It sounds like you are turning off and on your PC when in use/not in use, so you'll be able to keep an eye on the error messages. If you start seeing them more often, replace the fan that it indicates is failing. Most of the time it's the case fan.

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September 1, 2010 at 15:51:45
thanks for the reply.. that's kind of what i was thinking too. can you (or someone) give me your .02 on my temp readings from SpeedFan -- I have no clue how to interpret this stuff!
GPU: 0c (stays at 0 when using computer)
Temp 1: 21c (ranges from 23-30 c when using computer)
Temp 2: 42c (goes to 43c when using computer)
Temp 3: 25c (stays at 25c when using computer)
Core: 16c (ranges from 16-20c when using computer)

Thanks for the help!!!

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September 14, 2010 at 20:52:17
all with in normal limits.

GPU cant find the sensor so it reads 0...that not the actual temp.
temp 1 and 3 are probably case temps. 1 might be a hdd temp. 2 is def ur cpu. 43 is not to bad. It would depend on your specs, but almost any cpu can handle 50C+

Intel DP35DPM Socket 775 Motherboard
Intel Quad Core Kentsfield 2.4Ghz Q6600 CPU
Ultra 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Dual Channel 2X1024

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