My computer recently started experiencing a rather strange problem. Whenever I wake it up from sleep, the CPU fan will refuse to turn on. On traditional coolers, this would be mitigated by the thermal capacity of the heatsink, but I have a liquid cooler, and the pump is run off of the CPU fan header (it's a pre-manufactured closed loop system), so the CPU gets very hot, very fast. I know it is the CPU fan that doesn't work because my hardware monitor reports CPU fan speed of 0. Also, the other fans in the PC ramp up speed.
This has happened twice, but on the third occurrence, I suspect that some heat related CPU damage may have been incurred. After this happened for the third time, my CPU ran very sluggishly after I rebooted the computer to restart the CPU fan. It has trouble with system sounds, and even low-level system functions such as the mouse have trouble.
Something else I noticed is that this seemed to coincide with the installation of software produced by MSI, the manufacturer of my motherboard. To be specific, I was looking at the support page for my Motherboard and downloaded some software, notably MSI command center, used for fan control. (I set CPU fan to permanently be 100%.)
How do I confirm that it is the motherboard that is causing the error, and can I get the manufacturer to replace the Motherboard and CPU?
Case: Rosewill Redbone R3
PSU: EVGA 600B Bronze 60+
Fans: -1 120mm red LED -2 120mm generic.
CPU cooling: Coolermaster Siedon 120V
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 (base speed and specs.)
CPU: AMD FX 8350
Mobo: MSI 970A-G43 PLUS
HDD: 1 TB western digital 7200 rpm SATA
SSD: Sandisk 16GB 2.5in SATA SSD cannibalized from a Chromebook
OS: Windows 10
other: 1 wireless networking card (PCIe x1)