CPU system fan may not be functioning properly.
Posted on 2008-10-27
PC: custom build:3.4GHz intel Pentium4, Gigabyle 8IPE775-G, 1GB RAM, pretty standard components.
This PC (of a client) stopped starting, and I could not get it to start, so took it to my favourite techos. They said that the PC is OK, just needed a clean, which they did.
Back at my office now, I did some updating and maintenance before I am due to return the PC tomorrow. During all of this the power supply area was getting hotter, in the end almost too hot to keep a hand on it. (When I took the cover off it was hotter.)
I looked in the BIOS: current CPU temperature = 70 C, current CPU fan speed = 2720 RPM, current CPU system fan speed = 0 RPM."
I enabled the "System fan fail warning", and when I saved the settings, an alarm sounded until I went back into the BIOS and switched it off".
Does anyone have an idea of what is wrong, and/or how to fix.