Alex

Computer stopped working after installing the cpu fan TX3 EVO

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Alex    0

Hi everyone, hope I'm in the right place

Some days ago I tried to install said fan on my system to get better temps.

Tried to boot: it turned off itself within 30s (about the windows loading screen).

Retried other several times, entering the BIOS /using windows repair didn't make it any better.

Mounted my old fan again: PC worked perfectly, tried restarting several times, no problems.

The following day I tried to mount another time the TX3 EVO, reapplying the thermal paste (the one which came with the fan) a little better (wondered if too high temps were the cause).

This time, monitor wasn't giving any signal.

Here's a thread with some other details (specs, things I've done ecc..:http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-3019874/video-signal-installing-fan.html)

Now, I'd like to understand what went wrong and know if a "bad" fan could potentially give alike problems

I'm ready to give any other info I can give

Any help is extremely appreciated :))

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Alex    0

Oh thanks c :

My specs:

Mobo -> Asrock G41M - VS3 R2.0 - 1 month old

RAM -> Kingston 2x2 Gb DDR3 1333 MHz - 3/4 years old

CPU -> Intel Core 2 Q9505 @2.83 GHz 1333 FSB speed - bought used almost new, 1 month old

Hard Disk -> Western Digital Green SATA 2 500 Gb 7200 RPM - 3/4 years old

GPU -> none (Integrated Graphics)

Case -> unknown

Old PSU -> Mach Power ATX 500 W P5 (bad brand known where I live)

New PSU -> FSP Fortron PPA5005003 "Hyper" 500 W ATX 2.31 - 1 week old

Tried the fan with both PSUs

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Sunday Morning    177

Hey 

 

1, Try reseat your cpu cooler and see how the result

 

2, Try tighten the screws by hand as much as you can and then give them 1/4 to 1/2 of a turn with a screwdriver.  ( dont over )

 

3, RMA your unit if you still facing same issue

 

4, Last step , If you're really concerned, I would recommend contacting support services via email // ticket // live chat and seeing what they say about it-- they should be able to tell you more definitively.

 

Hope this can help you

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Alex    0

Well fans were spinning and now even with my old fan my pc is unusuable : (

I'll probably RMA the fan and take my PC to someone who tell me which components are faulty at this point

Thanks tho : )

Does everyone know if a fan could potentially cause this damage to a system?

I know some fans' rubber parts can short / fry the motherboard but the TX3 EVO doesn't contain it (as far as i know).

If yes, does warranty include potential damage to other components?

Edited by treesaredancing

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CM Patrick    34

Hello Treesaredancing,

 

Do you have the Hyper Tx3 fan connnected to CPU Fan 1?

 

What is the CPU Fan header set to in BIOS?

 

Patrick
CMUSA Support

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Alex    0

Hi : } thanks for posting

No : (

But I kinda exclude it because when I swapped again to my old fan before the no signal problem, the computer worked without applying any other paste (let the one on the cpu there without applying anything on the old heatsink) ; temps were higher than usual but all went nice, of course until I mounted again the TX3 EVO.

Q9505's Tcase is 100 °C btw

I think todayy I'm going to power it on again and see what happens before going ahead taking the PC to someone and RMA the fan.

Edited by treesaredancing

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