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Cpu fan noisy /chip fan fail

Hello,
it all started with my cpu fan giving out an awful noise.then i started getting error messages "cpu fan fail or speed low" inspite of the fan running. i researched abt the problem and found out tht i may have to " clean or oil" the fan.checking the cpu temp was another thing recommended . cleaning the fan proved useless.also, the noise was intermittent and a tap on the side of the cabinet silenced it sometimes. to get a better picture i downloaded asus-probe and found out tht the cpu temp was well within the desired range( 42 c max).i lowered the fan speed in the bios from 1200 to 800 rpm. the error messsages continued for some time. all of a sudden i get error messages "chip fan fail" .i checked that the chip fan isn't running. but it does after i reboot it after a short time. now the frequency of the chip fan failing has increased and also it doesn't start always at reboot. the entire process of chip fan failing and starting is intermittent. the temp ,voltages,fan speed is well within the normal range as per the asus probe. is the problem with cpu fan/ chip fan/ smps(power supply) or plain loose connection somewhere. plz lemme know if anyone figures it out.ty

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  • pils Apr 02, 2008

    hi there,

    will do that. will post on how it goes.ty again.

  • pils Apr 06, 2008

    hi geno69,

    ur opinion was seconded by a number of people. but of late a new aspect has come fwd.the chip fan fail error message is constant.on visual confirmation, the fan is found not working. the noise from cpu fan has disappeared now totally. the chipset fan starts working abruptly after some time of booting the machine ( not always). wht's on your take on this?

  • pils Apr 08, 2008

    hi ,

    noise frm chip fan it seems.a spray took care of things. learnt a lesson abt cross checking zillion times the actual symptoms of any problems. ty for ur time and advice.

  • pils Apr 09, 2008

    a newer lesson learnt "it's not over till it's over".the chip fan still makes noise . any ideas of wht i could do?

  • wantedalive2 Aug 24, 2008

    havnt done anythig,and mine seems to be working ,just get that stupid error thing.i reboot my comp then may not do it again for days.just wanted to no what it was and if it was serious.if you can please let me no.my email is /////doug_hobbs2003@yahoo.ca i live in ontario canda ty vm.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    fan noisy /chip fan fail problem.Using small fan for the moment.

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You must buy a new CPU Fan. You can get them HERE or a zillion other places on the Internet. You need a Socket 939 type fan that will handle your cpu speed. If you need help installing it, it may be in the manual. You can read the manual by clicking on the picture of your MB at the top of this post and then scrolling down.

Hope that fixed ya...

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I'll keep an eye on this post. Let me know how things go.

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