So i was changing my PSU fan according to the directions i've read around the web and this thread
However, affter changing the fan in my Directron Lite-on 300W to an L1A, something's gone wrong... horribly wrong.
First i tried connecting the motherboard to the PSU so i could see if its becoming hot. My initial exuberance at still being alive was quickly cut short by the fact that my system wasn't getting past the fans spin, FF code flash, all power down.
So i set to troubleshooting - connecting and disconnecting every component in the system, including the RAM. About the only thing i didn't touch was the CPU and HSF.
Then i tried shorting the green and black in the timeless way shown to thousands of n00bs daily. No go. The fan spun for around 1-2 secs, then shut down. Then i had to disconnect power and remove the shorting wire from the ATX connector. I tried both black wires adjacent to the green wire (left and right).
Now i'm at a loss. What could it be? The connector was a standard 2-pin connector that i plugged the Panaflo into. The fan spins, indicating nothing's wrong with it or the connection. Could it be that the PSU is looking for more current draw on the fan connector??
Directron-Lite-on 300W PSU (stock fan Nidec Beta SL)
1700+ with SK-7 and Enermax adj fan (tried both with and without the fan connected to motherboard and with a 3-4 converter and reset the CMOS by pulling jumper)
1GB Samsung PC3200