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Iam trying tofix my pc when I turn it on it starts up and then just simply shuts off says fan speed to low or something how can I fix this I will try anything.
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Your CPU fan is most likely not working or not working properly. Your computer is shutting down to stop the CPU from burning out. You should check just in case you are getting a false message.

Take the side panel off your computer so can see the motherboard. You may need a torch to be able to see. In the top middle of your motherboard there will be what looks like a block of metal with a fan attached to it.

Turn your computer on and watch this fan (be careful not to touch anything). If the fan doesn't move or starts moving slowly. Turn your computer off using the power switch at the top, back of your computer. You will then have to buy a new CPU fan.

Post back with your results. We could check the PSU fan if the CPU fan is working, however it's most likely going to be the CPU fan.

Edited by MikeMason, 13 August 2012 - 12:56 AM.

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Thx a lot I will try it as soob I get a chance
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Ok it seems to work Alrite I vacummed the dust that was around the CPU fan .. nd once I turned it on I can hear like a noise in the fan .. then shuts down again..
What should I do ..
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Does the fan turn at all? Is the sound defiantly coming from the CPU fan? Is the heat sink attached firmly to the CPU? Is the fan attached firmly to the heat sink? Did you check to make sure the CPU fan is firmly plugged in?

As I said before. I know there are a few certain motherboards models which can report false readings. You'll then have to go into BIOS and check your temperature. If it is a false reading there are options in the BIOS to disable the overheat shut down safety measure or you could change the speed warning down to a lower speed.

Problem is getting into BIOS before the computer shuts down. However I wouldn't recommend editing the BIOS until you're certain there isn't a heat problem. As you could fry your CPU.

What make and model is your computer?

Edited by MikeMason, 14 August 2012 - 08:49 AM.

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sorry for the wait i still need to fix this

Operating System:10 bubser System Specs:intel core 2 duo processor e6400
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n force 570 sli motherboard
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its the top pc
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Hello dssole23

While Mike is offline I will offer you some assistance which will hopefully help to determine the cause of the issue.

Please provide us with the PSU (power supply unit) details, brand and model name or number.

As you have said the CPU fan is making noises it may suggest that the bearings have gone, this alone can make odd noises but if the fan is out of balance the blades can hit the sides of the fan housing or the top of the(HS) heatsink, neither are good for your cooling system.

I suggest that you also take the opportunity while the case is open to do a comprehensive clean out inside the case, see my canned text below to help with this.

If the computer needs cleaning out, first remove the power cord from the wall and open up the case, take anti static precautions before touching anything inside, you can do this by touching a bare metal part of the case, remove the video card, blow out the slot and re-seat the card securely, do the same with the memory sticks, clean all internal fans, if you use canned compressed air do not let any fan spin freely this can damage them, use something like a clean lollipop stick to hold the fan. Make sure If all internal connections are secure and that there are no loose components, write down the PSU details (make and model) as requested, re-assemble the computer, boot up and see how it goes.

Just a cautionary note, if you do use canned compressed air do not upend the can as it is possible for fluid to be emitted.

Can I ask if you have previously tried overclocking the computer or changed any settings in the BIOS in any way.

NB: Not sure why you have included a second computers hardware in reply #6 !
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