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kotfquig

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#1 13 years ago

ok i just got a quick question for those of you who remember my last problem it was my motherboard, and i got it replaced and installed everything myself and everything works fine... or almost the only thing thats buggin me is that i have to hit f1 whenever i start the computer cause the fan isnt connected (because instead of being connected to the motherboard its connected to a radiator in a 5 1/2 drive bay, which is why i had the first problem in the first place cause i needed the bigger case :-P) so n e way the cooling in it is great now! (it was 96 in my house one day cause we forgot to put the ac on and my compuer was somewhere around high 70's inside :-D ) so n e way i checked the bios and only see booting up info on drives such as the d and c drive and stuff now i figure i could just pull the wires from the connector and plug it in so it thinks the fan is in there, but i dont know if that will work and a lil chicken to try it out as i just got everything working and dont wanna mess it up now u know? but n e way im not going to be doing n e thing new with my computers for a while, this past year has been a lil toooo frustrating with learning new stuff, so im gona just stick to what i know for a while, thus you shouldnt (hopefully) be getting n e more questions from me for a while




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#2 13 years ago

Your talking about the CPU fan? Im not sure if plasing a dummy will do the trick, most likely it will just be read as a defected fan and the alarm will still be present. Most BIOS has a choise to halt on All/None/keyboard&Mouse Errors, Im not sure if this applies to this in particular but you might wanna check it out.




kotfquig

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#3 13 years ago

well it is the processor fan but it isnt idk if u know n e thing about dell cooling systems but they suck (why i installed my new one) it was the fan on the back of the computer, but it used a green piece of plastic to suck all the air off the processor which had a heat sink on it but n e way the fan had a 2 or 3 pin connector that plugged into the motherboard about 1-2 inches away from the processor so idk if it was for a temperature reading for the processor also if u could tell me what that error thing would be under in the bios i would really appreciate it cause i didnt see it




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#4 13 years ago

The error option is usually under general settings, but Im not sure where or if Dell has that option.




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#5 13 years ago
kotfquigwell it is the processor fan but it isnt idk if u know n e thing about dell cooling systems but they suck (why i installed my new one) it was the fan on the back of the computer, but it used a green piece of plastic to suck all the air off the processor which had a heat sink on it but n e way the fan had a 2 or 3 pin connector that plugged into the motherboard about 1-2 inches away from the processor so idk if it was for a temperature reading for the processort

That fan on back is not really a true processer fan, but a exhaust fan for the processer and system. and yes, i know they suck, i have a dell! Yeah the plug in should be a temp sensor to control fan speed, hotter it gets, faster the fan spins. And i'm not sure if dell even has a option like that in the BIOS, i will check later but i'm almost positive they don't.