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PCI fan runningn 100% no control with CC

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I recently replace my mobo because the problem I was having was my pci fan is running 100% CC does not work at all. I was told to upgrade my bios while I was in the process of upgrading bios I have a power failure. So I replaced the mobo. Install windows 7 pro and tried to install CC again. I am told that the MIO board is the culprit but how do I run diagnostics for this.

Aurora ALX

i7 920 cpu

GT 275 video

10 gig ram

windows 7 pro

Aurora i7 920 10gig ddr3 1066 nvidia gtx 275 1792 mb 

Windows 7 pro ms-7591 mobo a11 bios

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  • BIOS F12 if you still have Utility Partition, otherwise ... download Dell Diags bootable ISO.

    Press F12 on Boot

    Boot to Utility Partition

    Test System - Diagnostics

    Custom Test

    Master IO USB Device

    CPU Fan on/off

    - This test will speed up and slow down System/Radiator fan. Mine shows between 1200-4000 rpm

    - - You might have to exit Diags and reboot to get fan speed back down to normal.

    There is another test right below it that will show stats on all sensors/fans. Maybe run that one first. In this test, the "CPU Fan" is correctly called "System Fan".

    You can also play with the lights while in there to make sure the MIO-Board is working.

    You can also burn a bootable CD with the latest version of Dell-AW Diagnostics, and use that instead.

    Details about each test:

    Sensors Test
    -------------
    - System Fan (Correct name for Radiator fan)
    PWM 100 , RPM 1188

    - CPU Pump
    PWM 100 , RPM 1404

    - the above are correct, but I notice some others are incorrect or miss-placed.
    A newer version might have fixes. This is the old version loaded on my Aurora back in 2009.

    CPU Fan Test (Incorrect name for System/Radiator fan)
    ------------
    RPMs should be 1200-4000
    On-Off test will work (low to high) but might leave fan on high and require a reboot to get back down to normal

    Master IO USB Device
    -------------------
    This test is at the very bottom (might have to scroll down) ... but only if the MIO-Board is detected and not locked up

     


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  • Also, this if you haven't seen it yet:

    en.community.dell.com/.../20128296.aspx


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  • Ok I have to posts the same... Anyway I am now getting a message saying that a usb device is not recognized. No one around here knows much about this type of set up so what? Before I fried the mobo, I had reformatted and reinstalled windows with the AW cd. I was told By you Tesla, I believe, that the drivers had to be installed in a certain order. Would this driver for the MI/O be on this disk? If not could this be just a connection problem?

    Aurora i7 920 10gig ddr3 1066 nvidia gtx 275 1792 mb 

    Windows 7 pro ms-7591 mobo a11 bios

  • Cyberpunk881

    Ok I have to posts the same... Anyway I am now getting a message saying that a usb device is not recognized. No one around here knows much about this type of set up so what? Before I fried the mobo, I had reformatted and reinstalled windows with the AW cd. I was told By you Tesla, I believe, that the drivers had to be installed in a certain order. Would this driver for the MI/O be on this disk? If not could this be just a connection problem?

     
    Lets chat in one thread or the other.  Smile
     
    "Windows 7 clean install and drivers in certain order" usually pertains to installing Intel x58 chipset drivers first ... before all other drivers.
     
    The Windows MIO-Board drivers get installed with Command Center (usually toward the end of a complete build-up).
     
    However, Dell Diags has everything it needs to test the MIO-Board outside of Windows. Dell Diags can test your MIO-Board for proper operation even if your Windows boot drive is blank or erased. If it can't pass this test, there is no way it will work in Windows.

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  • i dont know why it split this thread when i log in with laptop it goes to the other when i log in with this one it comes here lol

    ok now i have not seen a diagnostic specifically for the mio... what is it called?

    Aurora i7 920 10gig ddr3 1066 nvidia gtx 275 1792 mb 

    Windows 7 pro ms-7591 mobo a11 bios

  • ok i saw on another thread that you said to unplug mio and plug back in i did power diss first and looked at mio and didnt really want to start pulling plugs i know nothing of. I post on the other one lol can we link up via fb so i dont have to wait as long i think this is a simple fix but i dont know what to do

    Aurora i7 920 10gig ddr3 1066 nvidia gtx 275 1792 mb 

    Windows 7 pro ms-7591 mobo a11 bios

  • Cyberpunk881

    i have not seen a diagnostic specifically for the mio... what is it called?

     
    Master IO USB Device (see above)
     
    Menu item only appears if it can be detected and it's operational.

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  • Cyberpunk881

    1. i saw on another thread that you said to unplug mio and plug back in

    2. i did power diss first and looked at mio and didnt really want to start pulling plugs i know nothing of.

    1. Not sure what you are talking about. Maybe just to "re-seat" the connection to make sure it'a making good contact. Try it.

    2. The Power Dissipation procedure doesn't require un-plugging anything inside.

    It sounds like your MIO-Board is bad. It could be blown, damaged, or bricked (from a CommandCenter install that went wrong). It sounds like your Aurora was one of the first ones. Your MIO-Board likely had firmware v1.x. When you install Command Center v2.6.x or higher, it will attempt to flash the firmware to v2.x. If this procedure doesn't go just right, your MIO-Board will be permanently "bricked". There are things you can do to help insure a good flash, but once it gets messed up (by doing it a un-suggested way) ... there is no going back. The USB interface on the MIO-Board goes down, and there is no conventional way to communicate with it any more.

    You can get a new MIO-Board from Dell parts. They run around $100 US.


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  • Do you know if the r3 m i/o will work with a r2 aurora? and about your first question.. yes that's what I meant just to reseat usb and power connections. I wasn't saying I unplugged anything except the main power plug from pc to do power dissipation. I found a M I/O board v1.1 V51MH ms-9194 mine is CN-0P0GVP v1.0 please tell me this will work... And it is for the aurora standard not the alx

    Aurora i7 920 10gig ddr3 1066 nvidia gtx 275 1792 mb 

    Windows 7 pro ms-7591 mobo a11 bios

  • Your MIO-Board likely had firmware v1.x. When you install Command Center v2.6.x or higher, it will attempt to flash the firmware to v2.x. If this procedure doesn't go just right, your MIO-Board will be permanently "bricked".

    Tesla this  is EXACTY what happened!! When I reloaded windows initially, and start reloading all of the drivers I did load them properly. But when I got to the CC, i saw there was newer version and tried to load it and thats when all went crazy!! Thank you SOOO much for the help. Now about last post, will a R3 MIO work with R2 it is v1.1 and mine is v1.0

    Aurora i7 920 10gig ddr3 1066 nvidia gtx 275 1792 mb 

    Windows 7 pro ms-7591 mobo a11 bios

  • Cyberpunk881

    Do you know if the r3 m i/o will work with a r2 aurora? 

    I found a M I/O board v1.1 V51MH ms-9194 mine is CN-0P0GVP v1.0 please tell me this will work... And it is for the aurora standard not the alx

     
    If you have an Intel i7-920 in there, you have an Intel x58 chipset motherboard, which means you have an Aurora (aka Aurora R1).
     
    As far as I know, all the Aurora's use basically the same MIO-Boards. However, there are 2 models ... Normal and ALX. The ALX versions of the MIO-Boards have the extra circuits and headers soldered in to drive the louver fins on top and extra lights. They also have a slightly different ROM, so among other things, the CommandCenter looks and operates correctly.
     
    P0GVP - Aurora R1-x58 (Deimos)/Aurora R2 (Voltaire) non-ALX Master I/O Board
    2JXP2 - Aurora R1-x58 (Deimos)/Aurora R2 (Voltaire) ALX Master I/O Board
     
    So yes ... a non-ALX Aurora R3 MIO-Board should work in a non-ALX Aurora R1. I suggest you get it from Dell as compared to eBay or 3rd party (too many reasons to mention).
     
    Those numbers don't match mine. Mine is:

    Printed on blue MIO board in white ink: MS-4194 ver. 1.1

    MICRO-STAR
    Model Number MS-4194

    Attached white sticker in black ink: DP/N 0P0GVP

    Does your Aurora R1 have move-able louver vents on top?


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  • no mine doesnt have louvers but your numbers are the same as mine except for the version. The model number is the same on the unit i want to buy and its from a dell certified merchant

    Aurora i7 920 10gig ddr3 1066 nvidia gtx 275 1792 mb 

    Windows 7 pro ms-7591 mobo a11 bios

  • Cyberpunk881

    1. no mine doesnt have louvers

    2. but your numbers are the same as mine except for the version. The model number is the same on the unit i want to buy and its from a dell certified merchant

     
    1. Cool. Then you have Aurora (aka Aurora R1) non-ALX. You need:
     
    P0GVP - Aurora R1-x58 (Deimos)/Aurora R2 (Voltaire) non-ALX Master I/O Board
     
    2. You said the one you were looking at was V51MH ms-9194 ... not exactly 0P0GVP MS-4194 ... that's what I meant.
     

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