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So I love my "new" computer. So fast! So smooth!

One problem, though-- every so often, the monitoring software (that came with the motherboard) reports that either the PS fan or the CPU fan (or both) stops functioning for a moment or two. Once, this actually caused the system to shut down.

Thing is, I don't think the fans ARE actually stopping. I'm not sure what's happening, but it's making me crazy. I've updated the bios and the chipset drivers, uninstalled LiveUpdate (which I guess causes some problems) and reinstalled the monitoring software. After I did this, everything ran fine for hours last night.

Today, it's started again.

I still have the new unopened motherboard ready to send back to newegg... and to be honest, this is so annoying that I'm half-considering starting a THIRD RMA and installing the new board.

Any clues what could be causing it?

I'm feeling all kinds of: annoyed annoyed

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michaelboy From: michaelboy Date: July 12th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC) (permalink)

After years of struggling with just the sorts of things you are going though in this build-your-own-computer thing, I've succumbed to computers of the off-the-shelf variety for here at work. I thought I'd never but they build a jillion of these component combinations and iron-out many of the compatibility or assembly nightnames. My support aaggravation has gone down dramatically since those days. Yes, I may have traded all the esoteric italian sports car finery and speed for the Chevy, but life is much easier now.
echo_off From: echo_off Date: July 12th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Is there a particular reason you want the monitoring software? Your problem may be something as simple as a loose connection to the pins that track fan state, but I certainly couldn't say for sure.

Did you still have this problem after uninstalling the software?
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