"CPU FAN error =PRESS F1"

July 5, 2011 at 18:26:36
Specs: Windows 7
Hello ,

If some of you could help meMad, i've been getting an error when I start up my computer that says:

CPU Fan Error!
Press F1 to Resume

My motherboard is an American Megatrends running Windows 7 Just recently, every time I bootup it says "CPU Fan Error! Press F1 to continue" and it sounds like the fan is louder than usual. It boots and the computer seems to run fine after pressing F1. I get the error each time I start the computer, however. Anyone know how I could fix this problem?

Actually, I recently took out the fan and heat sink cleaned them and put them back in. The fan seems to be spinning but I don't know what else I changed than making it cleaner.


There's a fan header connector near it? I just remembered where I unplugged it and just plugged in the area the way it would fit. If it's not the fan header I've connected it to, what else could it be for? I do see the fan spinning...

I've had a look at my BIOS > Power settings and this is what it shows:

CPU Tempreture 32C/90.5F
MB Tempreture 26C/80.5F
CPU Fan Speed Options are: Ignored / N/A
CPU Q-Fan Control Options are: Disabled / Enabled
CPU Fan Profile Options are (currently set to ENABLED
CPU Fan Profile Options are (currently set to Optimal): Optimal / Silent / Performance Mode
Chassis Fan Speed Options are: Speed (3341 rpm) / Ignored
Power Fan Speed Options are: Speed (2481 rpm) / Ignored

Your help mostly appreciated .

Thanks


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#1
July 6, 2011 at 13:34:47
Did it ever work? If so then replace the fan to start.

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#2
July 6, 2011 at 18:21:39
what you mean did it ever work ? what are you talking about ? did you read the thread ?

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#3
July 6, 2011 at 22:06:59
ignore the cpu fan, you may be plugged into one of the others, you may also have a bad connection with the speed connector wire.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#4
July 7, 2011 at 06:44:53
Many thanks, but if you read the thread the fan is still working , Th temperature of CPU is normal, there is only one socket to plug the three line cable hence i couldn't plug it anywhere else ? what else could be the problem , please read the thread before any suggestion ... Thanks

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#5
July 7, 2011 at 07:11:22
Since it appears to be running fine, and temps are good, why don't you go into the bios and disable the feature for now. You may have had a problem at one time. You could also pull the cmos battery and reinstall it. That would reset the bios to defaults and may clear that message up. Worse case scenario is if you disable the feature and the cpu overheats, the computer will shut down before a burn out. Good Luck.

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#6
July 7, 2011 at 10:40:52
There's a fan header connector near it? I just remembered where I unplugged it and just plugged in the area the way it would fit. If it's not the fan header I've connected it to, what else could it be for? I do see the fan spinning.

there is only one socket to plug the three line cable hence i couldn't plug it anywhere else ?

CPU Fan Speed Options are: Ignored / N/A ignore
CPU Q-Fan Control Options are: Disabled / Enabled disable
CPU Fan Profile Options are (currently set to ENABLED disable

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#7
July 7, 2011 at 13:14:10
GRASSHOPER : Thank you for pointing out some important options , You may have had a problem at one time. You could also pull the cmos battery and reinstall it? will you know some link on megatrend motherborad , CMOS ?

Thanks


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#8
July 7, 2011 at 13:18:04
If the system was working at one time and now it does not seem to be working then replace the fan and see if it fixed it.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#9
July 7, 2011 at 13:39:09
American Megatrends is the bios on the motherboard. Here's their website.

http://www.ami.com/


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#10
July 7, 2011 at 13:44:20
Well, JEFRO: problem is simple , everything its working fine, all i am getting is "F1" error, that's all , do i really have to change the fan ? Thanks

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#11
July 7, 2011 at 13:44:45
GRASSHOPER : Thank you

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#12
July 7, 2011 at 14:22:59
Good Luck !!

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