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Old 09-08-2005, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 1100 megahertz AMD Athlon processor running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) that i inherited. the thermaltake fan didnt spin we i received it so it would constantly overheat. i then replaced the fan but it still did not spin on boot-up.

here is what is tricky. if i give the fan a little nudge it will begin to spin and the computer runs just fine. on boot-up i notice the fan trying to spin up but it seems that it lacks the power to spin, it just sits there and twitches. i updated the bios thinking that might be the problem but that didnt fix the problem.

does anyone know how i might solve this problem?

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Old 09-08-2005, 11:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did the fan come with your heatsink. If not, i would just go buy a new fan. Panaflow high out is a pretty good fan.

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Old 09-08-2005, 11:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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or you may have a power supply issue, sounds like youve tried 2 fans already...what are your specs including power supply?
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Old 09-08-2005, 12:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for the response Vader.

I have a feeling that it might be the power supply as well. I left work and wont be back there until tomorrow morning so i cant give you those specs until tomorrow.

the fan that i replaced was the oem that came with the computer so it should have no problems spinning that fan.
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Old 09-09-2005, 07:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i dont see any markings on the power supply, how would i be able to get the specs of the power supply without taking it apart?
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Old 09-09-2005, 08:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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There should be a label on the power supply there has to be its a federal regulation. You may have to pull the PSU out to look on the other side. I don't think there is a way of pulling the specs from a power supply without that label.

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