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    Hey guys, I am putting my computer together. I have a Q6600 processor with the Zalman 9700CNPS NT heatsink. I installed the processor, the heatsink, the power supply, and the motherboard into the case. I plugged everything in and started my computer up as a test. The power supply starts up fine and so do the case fans. But, the fan on the zalman does not even start. I know the power is getting to the motherboard because when I turn the power off to the computer on the back, the green led flickers and the fan heatsink fan spins for a second and then stops. Help is appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    Are you sure you have the Zalman plugged into the cpu fan header? Check this first. If you do, it could a problem with the Zalman. If so, you might need to RMA it.
     
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    Try plugging the fan connector in the other way round.
     
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    Also, you might want to try the cpu cooler that came with the Q6600. That will help you rule out a problem with the fan header itself..
     
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    Yes, it is plugged into the Zalman CPU Header. I just tried to unplug it, I don't want to apply too much force. It's not coming out.
     
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    Ok, I unplugged it an tried the other way -- no luck. Now when I hit the power off the Green LED doesn't flash. I am assuming this is the wrong way.
     
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    Did you try the stock cpu fan? And you do have thermal paste right? What about the extra plug for the cpu?
     
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    I plugged it correctly again and tried turning it on. The led starts up for a second and the fan twitches then it stops. I did not try the stock cpy fan yet. I have acrtic silver 5 on the cpu. I do not know if I have an extra cpu plug. Also, I may have screwed the top part of the zalman on backwords, the fan is facing the IO plate on my motherboard. Does this make a difference? Thanks!
     
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    No....what is your motherboard? Besides the 24 pin main connector there's also a 4/8 pin connection (4 or 8 depending on your mobo).
     
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    Gigabyte P35-DS3P I have the main connector which is plugged into the mobo then I have a 4 pin which I just plugged in right next to the main one in the same slot. It fits and fills it up.
     
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    Hmm, I forgot to plug in the CPU1 Connector. I just did that. Now when I turned it on the green led started and stayed up on the zalman. Then I flicked the fan and it started. But everytime I turn it on, I have to flick the fan. It doesn't start on its own.
     
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    Is a wire blocking the fan blades? I had that happen to me on a GPU's fan.
     
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    Maybe it was plugged in right the first time?
     
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    Got it to start! Just takes a few seconds! Thanks guys!
     

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