Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:52 PM
So long story short, computer has been turned off for a week following a power outage (I shut it down prior to losing power).
Upon re-boot, I got a CPU FAN ERROR - PRESS F1 TO RESUME message, and upon pressing F1, Windows started fine.
CPUID identified my core temps as ranging from 67-70. (quad core i7) Eventually, after an hour or so the temps all started to go back down to the high 40s-low 50s range. I normally see temps in the mid 40s.
It also IDs my CPU fan as having a max RPM of 245 when its normal range is 800-2800.
Could this be as simple as unplugging then re-plugging my CPU heatsink/fan back into the CPU header, or should I just get a whole new heatsink/fan?