Compaq boot error System Fan Has Failed

June 5, 2010 at 05:51:51
Specs: Windows Vista, 2 GB
Dear friends I made a Recovery to its factory settings to this machine,the Compaq Presario SR 5000 or (Compaq Presario SR 5413 WM Desktop PL) and it was working fine for 2 days,but now when I start the computer and after the splash screen goes off, it appear a warning that "System Fan Has Failed! Service PC to prevent damage to the system" to protect the cpu,since I can't keep the machine on,I can't see the BIOS to check if there is something wrong with the speed of the fan,so I put enogh heat sink compound over the processor and put a new fan specially for the AMD 2 processor and it was beapping all the time,and now the beapping cease but it continue with the same warning,and shut down the computer
any help?


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June 5, 2010 at 06:26:22
"I put enogh heat sink compound over the processor"

What do you mean by "enogh"? All you had to use was a tiny dab about the size of a grain of rice in the center of the CPU, that's all. It should NOT have been spread around. Just put the dab on the CPU, then install the heatsink...that's all there is to it.

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June 5, 2010 at 06:33:26
jam is correct. Thermal compound is meant to be used very sparingly (very thin layer). "enogh heat sink compound" (sic) sounds like way too much.

It may also be an issue where the CPU was damaged during the previous overheating issues...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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June 5, 2010 at 07:28:16
Thanks a lot to all of you,but let me explain you that in the same heat sink compound box in the cover of the package appears the hand of a person spreading the heat sink all over the top part of the processor,and reading other answers,the machine is giving just a false warning and the person has the chance or opportunity to go and see if it is a setting of the RPMs of the fan in the BIOS,but that's not my case,because the computer after the warning shut down inmediately,and the other problem is that this machine use the AMD II and is a little bit difficult to get another one to test it.Now the one they are using is the AMD III

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June 5, 2010 at 08:32:11
I don't know what an "AMD II or AMD III" is? If that a K6-2 vs K6-3? Do you mean an X2 vs X3? Socket AM2 vs socket AM3? Athlon II? Phenom II?

And I don't care what is shown on the heatsink compound box, it's wrong! If you spread paste all over the top of the CPU like frosting on a cake, the paste will act as an insulator & the heat won't transfer to the heatsink. The CPU will overheat & send a signal to the system to shutdown.

All AMD CPUs should have the thermal paste applied exactly the same way...tint the bottom of the heatsink, then place a tiny dab in the very center of the CPU.

Here's the instructions:

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