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Old 01-15-07, 12:23 PM   #1
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CPU Fan

My CPU fan in my computer is pissing me off. Everytime the processor isn't idle, the fan runs at full speed. It's kinda loud and annoying. My housemates think there is a plane taking off in my room or something. Is there any way or any good software that can control the speed of the fan? When the fan is running at normal speed, it's quiet and I don't mind it. I just don't want it firing up everytime I play solitaire or open a window. Does the fan really need to be running so fast to keep the CPU cool?
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Old 01-15-07, 12:25 PM   #2
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Via used to have a program called like "Vcore" or "FLight deck". They make speed controllers that would work with your CPU fan, it mounts right on a plate. If you really want peace and quiet, go with water cooling.
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Old 01-15-07, 12:29 PM   #3
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Water cooling??? Been to www.hardocp.com??? Back in the days overclocking was fun and cheap way to get some speed upgrade without spend an extra bug. Nowadays CPU runs so fast that gaining couple MHz on a 3GHz chip is pointless.

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Via used to have a program called like "Vcore" or "FLight deck". They make speed controllers that would work with your CPU fan, it mounts right on a plate. If you really want peace and quiet, go with water cooling.
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Old 01-15-07, 12:32 PM   #4
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My CPU fan in my computer is pissing me off. Everytime the processor isn't idle, the fan runs at full speed. It's kinda loud and annoying. My housemates think there is a plane taking off in my room or something. Is there any way or any good software that can control the speed of the fan? When the fan is running at normal speed, it's quiet and I don't mind it. I just don't want it firing up everytime I play solitaire or open a window. Does the fan really need to be running so fast to keep the CPU cool?
Might want to just look at getting a new cpu fan. Alot of the newer fans are much, much quieter. There is also software, that works with certain mb's/chips/fans that will do this also. Alot of older AMD's would also wind the cpu down additionally when you were idle. So the fan could go even quieter.

Of course the real solution would be getting a whole new pc. Most of the new Duo Core 2 machines that i've played with, you can just barely tell that it came on, when the case is off. The fans are just so ultra quiet.
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Old 01-15-07, 12:41 PM   #5
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If I were to simply unplug the fan from the motherboard, would the cpu overheat and die? I don't think I would do this, but just in case...
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Not in a second. Your computer may refuse to bootup because the motherboard should be able to detect whether or not your CPU fan is running. You also have a heatsink ontop of your CPU. So, your computer may freeze up during the booting up process to windows.....because of overheating. Just leave it alone if you are not used to upgrading and changing your CPU.


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If I were to simply unplug the fan from the motherboard, would the cpu overheat and die? I don't think I would do this, but just in case...

oooo there was a video of a guy doing this for ****s and giggles...Damn my memory actually worked. Geeks with to much time on their hands.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qnegha16j7s

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Old 01-15-07, 12:59 PM   #8
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Loved the accents in that vid.
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Old 01-15-07, 01:18 PM   #9
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I liked the hole blown in the tabletop!
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try speedfan

search google, its a free program that you can controll your fan speed and monitor temps

if you're interested you can get a bigger fan, which means it'll move the same amount of air but at lower speeds, and/or a control that can be mounted in one of your drive bays.
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Old 01-15-07, 01:52 PM   #11
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I was about to suggest speedfan, too.


Awesome app.
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Old 01-15-07, 02:00 PM   #12
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Could the fan be really dirty and that's why it is working so hard? I just cleaned my recently and it helped a lot.
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Old 01-15-07, 02:34 PM   #13
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look at the heatsinks offered by Arctic Cooling. Good prices, good performance, and quiet.

No need to run another program to quiet a cooler down when your cooler actually is quiet.
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Get a new heatsink and fan, one that runs quieter.
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Old 01-15-07, 07:58 PM   #16
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I'd take it off clean it and the processor with an alcohol wipe .. then reapply some thermal grease and put it back on or put a different one on.. also it could be a bios issue .. my system board has settings for fan speed.. maybe jack those up if they are present. Ive seen system boards with faulty capacitors cause this problem as well as the sensor on the board too.
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