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How to fix system fan error on computer?

by cjq1220 / August 25, 2013 1:20 PM PDT

I am currently having an issue with my computer. I just moved the components of my Dell Inspiron 620 (2320) into a Raidmax Super Viper that included a new power supply (500 watts) and 2 fans. We didn't unplug much, and basically just picked up the components of my old computer and put it into the case. The fan on the motherboard was not altered in any way. After much work, we got it to work and the first thing that pops up is a message saying system fan error. I tried download the BIOS update for my motherboard and that didn't work. I checked the cords and as far as I can tell, they are all correct. I ran a diagnostics on the computer and got this error code: 2000-0511.

I am just irritated beyond belief and if anyone has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them.

*Note: I am some what tech savvy, but am still learning. If any of the information above is useless I am sorry. And if any information is needed, please let me know.

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by mchainmchain / August 25, 2013 6:15 PM PDT

Try running your motherboard out of the new case to see if the same error pops up? (use a static mat or provide a static-free environment for the motherboard to run on.) You can leave the case fan attached, but remove it from your new case and let it run unattended.

What happens? (My guess is you may not have taken precautions against static electricity discharge when moving your motherboard over.)

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by cjq1220 / August 26, 2013 2:37 AM PDT
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Well, I was wondering, after thinking about it, would increasing the watts of the power supply somehow affect the way the motherboard is reading the system fan? Could that increase the speed and therefore be "unreadable"? Because nothing about the system fan has changed. I didn't move the plug or anything like that. I kept it plugged in when I removed the motherboard and when I put it into the new case.

Because other than the error, my system works a-okay. No issues are presenting themselves other than the error code that I can bypass and go onto windows.

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Links, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 26, 2013 2:50 AM PDT
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by cjq1220 / August 26, 2013 4:02 AM PDT
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Is the system fan the cpu fan? Because if that is so, that plug was never removed with the transfer of the motherboard.

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by cjq1220 / August 26, 2013 4:39 AM PDT
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Thanks for the link! I actually found that because I didn't include the back fan that came with the dell it was causing the issue. After arranging the fans and adding the original fan in as well, I no longer get the error message.

Thanks for your time!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 26, 2013 4:59 AM PDT

I've lost count of the posts on this one. And how many can't accept we should use that old dell fan in that area.

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