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Hi,

I just recently bought new parts for my computer including:
a new motherboard, a new processor, and new ram.
when i finally got everything working i noticed that my case fan was not working.

I have checked, and it is plugged into the right plug.
just to be safe i have set in my bios that the computer turns off when the cpu gets too hot (65 deg i think). and i believe that this has happened about 2 times now. the new motherboard is only a week or 2 old.

the new parts that i bought are:
CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory

EPoX EP-9NDA3J ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor

Thank you for any help i might recieve on this issue.
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Welcome to G2G

First thing to check out is the possible cpu overheating problem.
Can you tell me if you bought a new heatsink & fan to go with the new cpu or are you using the old one?
Also, any idea what sort of temps the cpu/system are reaching?
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i didnt buy a new heatsink, but my cpu came with a cooling device. i think the problem is that there is just no airflow out of the case considering that fan wont turn on. I'm trying to figure out how to make that fan work again. It worked with my old motherboard.

thanks for the quick reply
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do you mean your cpu came with a heatsink & fan which you have installed?
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yes
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And the Heatsink Fan on the CPU isnt working? (spinning when you power up the computer)
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no, that fan is working, but there is a fan on the backside of my case, below the PSU...oooh, i think i just figured out something. since the new fan and heatsink are directly above the cpu and the old one had a plastic extension, kind of like a hood, that was over the old cpu that led to the fan the case. the new one is directly above the cpu.

i'm pretty sure the new one works though, but i just thought that the fan attached to the back of the case was suppose to be running aswell, to cool the rest the inside of the case, not just the cpu.
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I think you may have the case fan attached to the wrong connector.
Looking at your mobo manual, there are 3 fan connectors :
1 - the cpu fan
2 - above the cpu, is a fan connector for the PSU
3 - In the lower right corner of the mobo is the case fan connector

You need to connect the case fan to (3) in the bottom corner, not to the psu fan connector.
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