Help me figure out this BIOS Error
July 6, 2006 6:49 PM Subscribe
I'm experiencing the following BIOS error: "CPU Fan Error!" Please help me figure out how to solve the problem.
posted by SteveFlamingo to computers & internet (5 answers total)
I'm building my friend a computer and after turning it on the first time I recieved an error: "CPU Fan Error!" It's an Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 proccessor. The fan I have attached is a Thermaltake Silent 939 K8 fan. There is no operating system installed yet, I just turned the thing on and I'd like to not destroy a fairly expensive processor.
I've built a few computers before this one and it looks like the fan is on right to me, it's running smoothly and quietly and the temperture of the processor is hanging around 40' C. It feels secure and I put on thermal paste as well. So I'm kinda baffled as to why it's presenting me with this error. I'm hesitant to proceed because it's not for me specifically and I don't like risking other peoples money on things. Don't bother telling me to RTFM, I've been through it three times now and there is nothing even resembling a help section in it, nor does the section on the BIOS offer anything usefull. Even at the BIOS's web site's (www.ami.com) their documentation has no mention of this specific error, or even anything close. Will this error go away when I install XP? Am I being over cautious? Thanks in advance.