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« on: November 10, 2004, 04:20:02 PM »

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Operating System Version: Win98


I have a problem with what appeared to be a failed CPU fan on my Dad's PC.  The fan was replaced but it still does not work; it doesn't spin and the motherboard's temp monitoring utility shows the processor overheating.  So I guess it's not the fan.  I think it's the motherboard - Asus A7V off the top of my head - that's failed.  What's the likely cause?  Is there a fix?  Only thing I can think of is to flash the memory with the latest software.  Is there anything else I can try?

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2004, 09:28:57 PM »

Make sure the fan is plugged plugged into the cpu fan pins on the motherboard (Usually labeled CPU_Fan next to it.) Since another CPU fan failed I think it would most likely be the motherboard. If it is I really don't think there's much you can do. There are many different modles of the Asus A7V. You can get another socket A motherboard for cheap. I'd go with gigabyte this time but it's up to you.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2004, 11:05:11 AM »

Thanks, Zedd, already scouring eBay for a suitable replacement...
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2004, 02:50:53 PM »

I would plug the fan into another one of the fan sockets on your mobo or use an adapter to plug it directly into the power unit. If it works, which it should, then you won't have to buy a new mobo.

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2004, 05:09:45 PM »

I doubt the PC will start once it realizes there's nothing plugged into the cpu fan socket.

Also, I wouldn't recommend ebay for buying motherboards unless the seller has a very high rating, and the motherboard is in box with all the cords and screws and everything else. I'd go with http://www.ZipZoomFly.com. Very cheap prices and free shipping.  http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductList.jsp?ThirdCategoryCode=011410&SortBy=BD&Brand=GIGABYTE. There's a list of socket A motherboards by gigabyte. Any of them will work fine for you.

If you don't want to spend ~55.00 on a new motherboard KaTaLy5t's suggestion could work. I'd try that before you ordered anything, unless you really want a new motherboard.
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