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GX280 Motherboard Fan Superspeed!


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#1 AMDElectronics

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:16 PM

I have a common and unique problem with GX280 motherboards, when I try to boot them to bios the fan goes at some insanely fast speed and there's no video. This happens to about half the GX280s I test, I know it cant be the power supply because half of them run fine with it. Any ideas on how to fix this? Is it a problem with the board or fan? If I replaced the fan would it change anything?

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 03:20 PM

Have you tried resetting the CMOS? Either with a jumper or by removing the battery.

It sounds like something has been configured already and maybe you just need to reset it.

Good luck.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 03:21 PM

Common Dell problem, sounds like the motherboard has gone bad.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 05:23 PM

Yes, GX280s have big problems with bad capacitors, one of the problems it causes is faulty temperature sensing.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 12:21 PM

Yes, GX280s have big problems with bad capacitors, one of the problems it causes is faulty temperature sensing.


Can I replace the capacitors or are they scrap?

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 01:25 PM

Capacitors can be replaced but it's not a job most would tackle at home.
The old ones have to be unsoldered & removed.
The new ones have to be put on a certain way [they have + & - connections] & soldered on.

If you open the computer & look at the motherboard the capacitors are the things sticking up off of it that look like tiny cans.

Edited by fairjoeblue, 10 March 2009 - 01:27 PM.

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