Hi I am a newbie here and found you when exploring the AMD website, which is great and so helpful. I will try and keep this short as possible, just over a year ago I had someone local build me my system which has AMD Athlon XP 2000+ 1.67Ghz; and 256 RAM. From the word go I had problems with it and in the last year have had a new fan and new graphic card installed, the fan had gone caput on it! With the help of my next door neighbour (I am in my 60's and my fingers are not so nimble as they were so I couldn't get the heatsink out!
I have over the past couple of months starting doing a heavy fast learning curve to solve the probs myself as the local shop is, ummm, not good
Because my pooter kept on crashing and I had to have the sides off to keep it running in a fashion we investigated the CPU and decided to get a new one but when I investigated the AMD site I realised I had not seen any thermal pad/paste so decided to try a new larger fan and paste before buying a new CPU, wow, what a difference. I now have both my hard disks up and running, 2 x 40gb, and the case on my pooter, BUT!
When we removed the old heatsink an fan and tried to reinstall the all singing all dancing new fan the message came up, CPU fan not working. I had this message before and disabled it in the BIOS but it had reset itself. There was no way we could get into the BIOS with the new fan installed so put the old one back in and after a few go's managed to get in and disable the PC health features, then installed the new fan.
The system is now working fine, I hope but I cannot find anywhere how to check the temperatures, even with Norton or Tweak XP! I have explored this forum but the only link for a utility was for a german one!
Has anyone got any suggestions to why the message comes up and how to check the temp in WinXP? Pretty please,