problem with my asus motherboard

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  1. kronik85

    kronik85 New Member

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    so the last couple of days i got a freeze, restart, and computer bios says the cpu fan speed is too low. i was planning on replacing the cpu/heatsink so i swapped them with a new opteron and now have the same problem still. i crack open the case to watch the fans and the regular heatsink fan is spinning happily and i notice a fan that's onboard the mobo is pulsing (5400 rpm to 2000rpm to 5400 to 2000 blah blah) it's doing it at a fairly mechanic/consistant rate and i'm not sure what the fan is even called so i can buy a new one, or if it might be my motherboard, or it might be my psu ? anyone have any answers, feel free to chime in, i can't find a manual / diagram online and dont have the paper docs anymore (stored back at home).

    the fan in question is the gray square in the lower left quadrant that has a black inner circle with asus on it.

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  2. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Uh... that's not the CPU fan...
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    asus fans ftmfl. RMA the board.
     
  4. A Cow

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    that is your chipset fan.. and the ASUS ones are garbage.. go to any computer store and pick up a new one for like 13$

    I have had to already replace that on 3 / 6 ASUS computers
     
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    See if there is a temperature threshold setting for that fan in the BIOS. Adjust it lower to see if you can get it spinning at a constant speed.
     
  6. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I think the CPU and chipset fan are actually tied in together with regards to speed.
     

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