Mobo wont detect Chasis 2 Fan, any suggestions?

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  1. Beason

    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    It detects my rear exhuast fan, but doesnt detect my front intake fan. It it a bad connector or mobo? Any way to check?

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    I can plug in the fan into the PWR connector and it detects the fan so I know its not the fan. Do I need to activate anything on the motherboard (asus p5b-e) to use the chasis 2 connector?
     
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  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    If the fan is spinning, just disable the monitor on that fan. You'll know when it wears out -- it will make an aggravating thrumming noise.
     
  3. rsxm5

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    You could try updating the BIOS on the motherboard, but as deus said, I don't think I would worry about it too much. If it's a ball-bearing fan, you'll hear when it starts to go out.
     
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Well...if it's a ball-bearing fan, it won't ever go out. (Unless you leave it on for years, anyway.) It's the bronze-bushing fans that make a nice thrumming sound -- even so, you can still take it apart and oil the bushing once a year.
     
  5. Beason

    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    well I am more worried about it not going full power when needed for cooling.
     
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    rsxm5 OT Supporter

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    Ball bearing fans go out also... sleeve bearing fans go out more frequently, but ball bearing fans still wear out as well.
     
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    Did you try updating the BIOS?
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    You could try to clear the cmos too.
     
  9. Beason

    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    :bowdown:
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    My CPU hits 83 degrees C under sustained full load, and it works fine. I have the quietest fan I could buy. If your computer can run for ten minutes at full load (PCMark is good for testing this), then you don't need more cooling.
     
  11. Beason

    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    where can I get PCMark?
     
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