"CPU Fan Error" with A8V Deluxe

By father_hoyt
Jun 4, 2005
  1. I installed an Athlon 3400 on the A8V deluxe and bought an AMD heatsink rated to work with up to a 3800 Athlon. I connected the three pin heatsink power cable to the mobo's CPU_FAN connector, and the heatsink's fan is spinning. However, I keep getting a CPU Fan Error on boot.

    It may be okay now, but i'm afraid it will fail later and I'll never know about it until it's too late.
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Check bios

    Check bios settings.
    On booting up hit the "delete" key or f1
    to get into your bios/cmos, Check to see what settings
    are there for fan speed (rpm) alarm or cpu temp alarm.
    Thewy could be set too low.
    Adjust carefully to help determine cause of trouble.
    You may also want to plug cpu fan power into another fan plug
    on MoBo.
    Are you having troubles booting into windows or not passing
    the boot up post?
    Post back and let us know.
  3. father_hoyt

    father_hoyt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Now why didn't I think of that? It worked like a charm.

    The computer had been hanging on the bootup BEFORE it started loading windows, requiring a keystroke to continue. Now it sails right through into Windows.

    Thanks a lot! :hotbounce
  4. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    It's our pleasure

    It's our pleasure! :grinthumb
    Welcome to TechSpot
    Happy computing :wave:
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