I just got a message saying that the CPU fan speed has reduced to zero. In easier terms the CPU fan stopped spinning. This happened spontaneously.
The PC has been on for many hours now; almost 8hours with intermittent switching to sleep mode. Could it be the cause?
I have a i5 2500k on a Asus P8P67 V (?) mobo. Thanks to the transparent side window I could visually confirm that the fan had stopped and quickly went to the Asus suite and changed the fan speed to turbo. After that again to standard (present). It was either on silent or standard mode before that.
I want to know:
1) What could cause the fan to stop spinning? [I was browsing on chrome witht a game client running in the background]
2) I changed the fan speed within 2 mins of the notification pop up. Did it damage my CPU? Will it damage my CPU in the future if the fan stops spinning for such durations or more?
New PC. Kindly Help