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#1 shawnvirchow

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:56 PM

I said the CPU cooler on my Phenom II X4 965 was loud, but my GOD is this loud.


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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:35 PM

Have you tried going into the BIOS and enabling the smart fan feature? Ive installed a few 965s with stock heatsinks, never had one that loud. Even the lousy heatsink that came with my 945 (and by lousy I mean it didnt keep it cool for nothing) isnt that loud, it sounds like its going full bore-which either indicates you have serious cooling issues, theres a glitch somewhere, or the fan settings are set to run at full speed.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:10 AM

That's already running fast as! I wish i had that kind of speed :thumbup2:

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 08:43 AM

The "smart fan" feature in my BIOS is turned on.

If I don't run any graphically intensive games, like GTA IV, it usually stays around 2000 RPM. If I do, it'll ramp up again, and will only stay around 4,000 RPM.

My case has a 120mm fan at the back, and an 80mm at the front in front of my hard drives.

Should I try re-applying thermal compound?

Edited by shawnvirchow, 23 June 2011 - 08:47 AM.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:42 PM

It's worth a shot but i doubt it would make a big difference in temperature.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 06:14 PM

I think I'll just go ahead and replace the whole heatsink.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:51 PM

What exactly are the temps?

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:07 PM

39°C idle before running anything CPU intensive.

The highest I could get before just shutting down my computer for fear of damage was 79°C.

65°-70°C while playing GTA IV.

50°C idle after running anything CPU intensive.

I'm thinking the stock thermal compound is crap, and the stock heatsink is crap. The fan is loud even at idle, and seems to speed up if I do ANYTHING on the computer from browsing the internet, to opening Google Earth.

Edited by shawnvirchow, 23 June 2011 - 10:15 PM.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:56 PM

Unless they changed heatsinks since last time I ordered a 965, the heatsink itself actually isnt to bad, however, the TIM that came with it is indeed, crap, I would definetly recomend replacing it with arctic silver 5. though if you could afford a aftermarket heatsink, thats even better but I still would order arctic silver 5 or OCZ freeze, I never use the TIM that comes with any heatsink, its usually either bad, to thick, or to thin or even hard.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:59 PM

I think I'll get a Zalman, or other aftermarket heatsink, because again, this one is quite loud. I also like the idea of manually controlling the fan's speed. I don't trust my BIOS controlling it one bit.

I just hope a Zalman will fit height wise... my case is the Cooler Master Centurion 5.

EDIT: Looked at the specs, and it will fit.

Edited by shawnvirchow, 23 June 2011 - 11:27 PM.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:35 PM

I use a zalman cnps 10x flex, with a single 120 mm fan mounted on it, I am very impressed with its performance. But again, I didnt even touch the TIM that came with the heatsink-I used my own. And you should be able to manually control your fans through your BIOS or through a third party fan controller, stock heatsink or aftermarket.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 12:33 AM

A good software that is for controlling fan speed is speedfan. I use it for my rig, so pretty much everytime when windows load all of the fans max to 100%

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:18 PM

A good software that is for controlling fan speed is speedfan. I use it for my rig, so pretty much everytime when windows load all of the fans max to 100%


I use speedfan mainly for reading temperatures.
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:42 PM

You can use it to control the CPU fan speed.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 12:16 PM

I've known that for a long time, I've just never gotten it to work.
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