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Processor fan doesn't start


I have my new barebone but I noted that the processor fan tries to start rotating when I switch pc on, but doesn't start: is that normal?

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No, it's not normal. Make sure you have the cpu fan plugged into the proper mb plug. It should not be plugged into a chassis fan plug or your cpu will severely overheat. On the mb there should be either a 3 pin or 4 pin that is marked cpu fan. It will look exactly like the chassis fan pin group but that one will be marked cha fan. If it is plugged into the proper area then you may have a faulty cpu fan. Replace with a new one and see if that fixes the problem. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

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