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Old 08-12-2007, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Do mainboards have fail-safe modes

I'm needing to know do PC systems have fail-safe modes for such things as failing CPU fans. My friends PC won't boot up due to I think a dead CPU fan. It's an old AMD K7 850mhz. It powers on then turns off fairly quickly. His fan started dying recently been noisy and all.

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Current motherboards should shut off, if they see the CPU go over a certain temperature.
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That should be the Shutdown or Warning Temperature. If you have that enabled in the BIOS, the computer will shutdown automatically once it passes the Shutdown temperature.
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