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    First time assembling my own computer and I have a few problems...
    I have a thermaltake V1000a Lanfire case... now when i plug power into the fans they all work fine, but when i try connecting them to the fan speed controller it flashes on then cuts out... whats the problem?
    Secondly, my CPU fan does not turn on. Its properly plugged in and all, but it doesnt come on. I thought it was because i didnt have my vid card installed, thus it would fail bios, my cpu wouldnt turn on, and thats all. However, my heatsink gets hot... and my temp probe that is on the heatsink rises when i turn it on (starts at about 28 C and rises to about 35 C in about 10 secs
    I also noticed 2 of the processor pins were slightly bent when i opened the package, however it seemed to fit right in fine when i went to install it.
    BTW i have 3.0C, Asus p4c800 deluxed mobo
    I'm a newb. Be nice.
    3.0C P4
    WD Raptor primary drive
    Maxtor 120Gb secondary
    ASUS p4c800 deluxe mobo
    1024MB Kingston pc3200 memory
    SB Audigy 2 LS Sound Card
    Lite on cd-rw/dvd combo drive
    Thermaltake Lanfire case w/ 420w PS
    Logitech z-640 speakers
    Sapphire 9600XT
    ...just need a monitor

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodmanza
    First time assembling my own computer and I have a few problems...
    I have a thermaltake V1000a Lanfire case... now when i plug power into the fans they all work fine, but when i try connecting them to the fan speed controller it flashes on then cuts out... whats the problem?
    So you're using the stock fan controller? It sounds to me like it could be a short in the fanbus, or you're overloading it. What's the rating on your PSU and the rating per channel of the rheobus? That case comes with 7 fans...that's a lot of fans. I'm not sure I'd run ALL of them on the fanbus.
    [B]Secondly, my CPU fan does not turn on. Its properly plugged in and all, but it doesnt come on. I thought it was because i didnt have my vid card installed, thus it would fail bios, my cpu wouldnt turn on, and thats all. However, my heatsink gets hot... and my temp probe that is on the heatsink rises when i turn it on (starts at about 28 C and rises to about 35 C in about 10 secs
    Man, not only is that strange, it's potentially dangerous! Well, perhaps not as much considering it's an Intel. Is the fan plugged directly into the motherboard, or are you using an adapter? If you are using the motherboard header, I would suggest an adapter. Most high-powered CPU fan manufacturers supply one and strongly suggest you use it. The fan will then get its power from the PSU, rather than robbing your mobo, with one lead (Typically the yellow one) for the fan RPM monitor attached to the motherboard header. Also, make sure that you are actually using the header designated for the CPU, and not just a system fan. Sometimes these are fairly close together and it can be confusing.
    [B]I also noticed 2 of the processor pins were slightly bent when i opened the package, however it seemed to fit right in fine when i went to install it.
    BTW i have 3.0C, Asus p4c800 deluxed mobo
    As long as you gently straighten them, it shouldn't pose any problems. Did it drop in and does your computer boot yet?
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    So you're using the stock fan controller? It sounds to me like it could be a short in the fanbus, or you're overloading it. What's the rating on your PSU and the rating per channel of the rheobus? That case comes with 7 fans...that's a lot of fans. I'm not sure I'd run ALL of them on the fanbus.
    The Lanfire only has 4 fans...and the two 90 mm fans are on channels one and three, since those are the two the manual says.

    Man, not only is that strange, it's potentially dangerous! Well, perhaps not as much considering it's an Intel. Is the fan plugged directly into the motherboard, or are you using an adapter? If you are using the motherboard header, I would suggest an adapter. Most high-powered CPU fan manufacturers supply one and strongly suggest you use it. The fan will then get its power from the PSU, rather than robbing your mobo, with one lead (Typically the yellow one) for the fan RPM monitor attached to the motherboard header. Also, make sure that you are actually using the header designated for the CPU, and not just a system fan. Sometimes these are fairly close together and it can be confusing.

    There is a 3 pin connector that comes from my PSU, however it is a female end(as is the fan connector). I am plugging the heatsink fan connector into the header marked CPU FAN.

    Thanks for the reply
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    I'm a newb. Be nice.
    3.0C P4
    WD Raptor primary drive
    Maxtor 120Gb secondary
    ASUS p4c800 deluxe mobo
    1024MB Kingston pc3200 memory
    SB Audigy 2 LS Sound Card
    Lite on cd-rw/dvd combo drive
    Thermaltake Lanfire case w/ 420w PS
    Logitech z-640 speakers
    Sapphire 9600XT
    ...just need a monitor

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