> from googling, that MBRD has an Intel chipset. But, all MBRDs report
> CPU fan speed. It's just the BIOS that has a - perhaps - badly thought
> out setting of reporting when the speed is 0RPM. I guess it's purely a
> funny BIOS you have, so i suppose a company ilke phoenix or AMI,
> whoever wrote your BIOS, are to blame (you'll see when you go into the
> bios). maybe flash the BIOS 'cos they've updated it to correct the
> It's bad communication between cpu heatsink/cpu cooler manufacturerers
> and BIOS makers. More a fault of CPU cooler manufacturers. 0RPM
> should be reported. The cooler manufacturers should compromise and make
> their coolers run inaudibly slow as soon as the power is on.
> What make/model cpu cooler do you have?
The CPU cooler is the one Intel provides in the box the CPU comes in.
So it's an Intel make.
The mobo does report 0 RPM correctly, I opened up my case and was
looking at the fan, which was still like a rock, and the BIOS read 0
Anyway, I will try Paul's idea, using an adapter for a Molex disk drive
power connector see if the fan spins or not.