I removed the two ATX connections, and the fan spins freely when I move it with my finger. The stock heatsink and fan clicked into place and the pins are pushing from the bottom of the motherboard a little bit. The fan is also connected through cpu Fan 1 on the motherboard. All the wires look good and out of the way.
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Posted 01 June 2014 - 01:52 PM
All sounds in good order then, can I just ask you to describe the noise that came from the CPU cooling fan.
Is the PSU also new.
Posted 01 June 2014 - 01:58 PM
Yes everything is new. It was one of those sounds where you know something is wrong. It was a kind of grinding sound and was getting progressively louder, but only heard it for a few seconds before my brain kicked into OMG mode. It started a few seconds after startup, when the cpu fan tried to start but couldn't. Also the fan never made a full rotation. It just kinda gave a jumpstart and then stopped. A few seconds after that is when the noise started happening. Also I'm very sorry to have prolonged this with my ignorance. I am very grateful for all the help I have received from this forum! It is amazing! I am still going to wait for your response before I do anything.
Edit: Should I take off the cpu fan to check the cpu? I'm very worried that it might have been the cpu, even though installation couldn't have gone better. I want to know that I have all my bases covered.
Edited by Jake85r, 01 June 2014 - 02:06 PM.
Posted 01 June 2014 - 02:10 PM
No need for any apology, we all had to learn one way or another
A grinding noise would normally suggest that the bearings had failed on an old fan and would not be expected to be heard from a new fan unless it was faulty.
If you are happy that nothing is restricting the CPU cooling fan, hook up your display to one of the MBs own video ports, reconnect the two ATX power connections and test, be ready to disconnect the power at the wall socket if the CPU fan does not turn as it should or if it makes any abnormal noise.
Posted 01 June 2014 - 03:08 PM
The computer finally booted up!!! The cpu fan twitches and then gets to a very high rpm, and then goes back down to normal. THe bios comes up and then it goes to a screen say EFI Shell version and says press esc in _ seconds to skip startup.nsh, any other key to continue. Is all this normal?
Posted 01 June 2014 - 03:30 PM
The fan twitching unless I actually saw it I can`t say but the rest is a step in the right direction.
Shut down and disconnect the power from the wall socket, attach the keyboard DVD drive (if your OS is on disk) and the HDD, see if it starts up, if yes go into the BIOS and change the boot sequence to DVD drive first and the HDD second, save and exit, place your OS disk in the the DVD drive and restart, post back with an update.
Posted 01 June 2014 - 06:01 PM
Computer booted up windows 8.1 with no problem!!!! Thank you so much for your help, it really saved me!!!!!!
Edit: Do you know of any system tests that I can perform to make sure everything's running alright? Thanks!!
Also windows doesn't seem to recognize any of the hardware in the computer. The motherboard bios does though. I tried to update a driver for the motherboard and it says that I don't have the minimum recomended specs. Any thoughts?
Edited by Jake85r, 01 June 2014 - 06:21 PM.
Posted 01 June 2014 - 06:34 PM
Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:40 AM
Once Windows was installed did you install the MBs drivers from the disk provided, did you make sure to install the chipset drivers first.
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