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now when i turn my computer on sometimes it says "cpu fan failed" and it shuts right back down....i have a hpe-480t desktop...how do i search for a replacement fan? can i do this myself?
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Edited Apr 2, 2017
fan usually comes attached to heat sink probably about $20
is there any dust? isnt this system new?

www.ebay.com/itm/HP-PAVILION-E…
heres idea of how to remove and replace
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rhunel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017   General Artist
I agree with ArtOfLenoraClark and wish you the best for speedy delivery from Amazon.  Do choose express, otherwise they are very slow.
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LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
This is all really superb advice and I can't think of anything else to add except this.  Start with the easiest and least expensive solution to try first.  Do you have a pet that sheds fur?  That could cause a problem.  Take the sides off of your tower and check maybe. 

As Lenora mentioned about directing a fan towards the tower with the sides off to see if it stays on longer is a simple way to find out if the fan is the problem or something more serious!

Hope it is resolved soon!
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batjorge Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017   Digital Artist
If CPU fan still works but message appears it may indicate some known BIOS bug in some systems. Try to upgrade your BIOS if possible. Also can think on some faulty power supply or insufficient voltage required for the Motherboard and components. If everything else fails try the suggestions of ArtofLenoraClark :)
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ArtOfLenoraClark Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh good point on the power supply. I wonder if the new video card is taking more power and the power supply needs to have more watts.
This all started happening after you put in the new video card?
What video card did you put in? How did it compare to the one previously?
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i had an older nvidia and i installed a new one....i don't really see much differecne in the display and i don't play games...
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ArtOfLenoraClark Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay. Did you need to plug in power from the power supply to the new video card?
I would honestly start with a new fan. If all goes well with that, you are golden. If not it could be the power supply. 
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ArtOfLenoraClark Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It may be dirty also. But yes it could be failing. 
You need this fan: 
Intel E97380-001 Cooling fan for Socket LGA 1366
I found one at Amazon for $15.99
Yes it is a GREAT thing that it is shutting the system down. That is saving your CPU.
You can also point a box fan or table fan at the computer with the side off.
I would be curious to know if the fan is spinning fast when it is working.
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is spinning...not all the time but sometimes when it does it makes a bit of a noise
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ArtOfLenoraClark Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would replace it. Shouldn't cost much and should be easy to replace. Odd that you say it doesn't look like the picture I posted.
That's what HP says your processor is and the fan I posted is the default fan for that series of processors.
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ArtOfLenoraClark Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did some Googling to see what Motherboard you have.
Here is the motherboard HP says your computer should have:
SuicideMB by ArtOfLenoraClark
The red box shows you where your CPU (processor) is. There will be a fan on it. Should look like this:
SuicideFan by ArtOfLenoraClark
When you boot it up see if the fan blade is moving. Also see the green, yellow and I believe that is black. That is the power cable and should be plugged into the motherboard so that is powers the fan.
If you have the above fan it is a simple change since it snaps into the motherboard.
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my fan doesn't really look like that :(
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ArtOfLenoraClark Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you take a picture of it?
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am off to work but i will take a pic when i get home! thank you so much
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ArtOfLenoraClark Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. Have fun at work if you can.
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i took the cover off and cleaned as much "gunk" , for lack of a better word, off of the fans inside. i think now i am just listening for every thing it does...it is slow but doesn't look like it's overheating at all. it doesn't run ( the fans) as much as it did before and i have not gotten the error message that the cpu fan failed again. maybe it was just not getting enough air because of the dust? not sure about that but i am holding my breath. i am reasonably confident that if i have to i can change the fan...now if i could only figure out which one to order...LMAO it's always something with me. this computer is getting old for sure but can't really afford another....thank you for your help here...and all the other that responded as well....don't have time in this crazy life to think much less browse and make art like i would like to do!
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ArtOfLenoraClark Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes dust can be a killer. If you are a smoker it causes this sticky orange stuff that dust sticks to and is a mess. Also pet hair. UGH!
Keep an eye on it and if you take a picture of the fan and tell me what your computer says your CPU is I can help you figure out what fan to buy.
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ArtOfLenoraClark Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You need to know what processor you have in your desktop to get the correct CPU fan.
Go to Control Panel>System. When that opens up you will see in the center a section called system. You will find your processor there.
Processor by ArtOfLenoraClark
I believe you recently changed your video card? Perhaps you unplugged the CPU fan accidentally?
Take off the side so you can see in. Turn it on. Does the fan that is on your CPU run? If not, follow the cable off of it and see if it is plugged in.
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it works sometimes...like i turn my computer on and i get the message...it turns itself off which is great, i think....so then i try again and it works...i know the cpu fan is failing then right? so i need to replace it...i have an hpe-48t..i know it's old but i cannot live without a computer so i have to try to save it
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ArtOfLenoraClark Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It may be dirty also. But yes it could be failing. 
You need this fan: 
Intel E97380-001 Cooling fan for Socket LGA 1366
I found one at Amazon for $15.99
Yes it is a GREAT thing that it is shutting the system down. That is saving your CPU.
You can also point a box fan or table fan at the computer with the side off.
I would be curious to know if the fan is spinning fast when it is working.
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