OK, I don’t get nerdy on here too often (maybe I should), but I have to say “well, done” to ASUS computer corporation for helping me with a recent motherboard problem. About a year and a half ago I bought a motherboard/CPU combo from newegg. The motherboard was a ASUS A8N-E slot 939. About a year or so after I had it, it started complaining about the “chipset fan speed” being too low. It would only complain about this upon starting up the computer though. I rarely “cold boot” my machine since it runs pretty much 24/7, so it took me a long time to even notice this problem.
Eventually, the fan completely quit running and I feared that the chipset would overheat. After some procrastination and a fair amount of research, I finally found the ASUS support page that allows you to chat with a CSR. (http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx) This was extremely slick and within a few minutes the rep had a new chipset fan in the mail for me. They even followed up nicely when I asked a question about the installation.
For anyone who is stumbling across this blog receiving the dreaded “Press F1 to continue” message that accompanies this problem, I had to completely remove the motherboard from my case to release the fan clips from the back side of the board.
There you have it. Good as new.