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lostsoul62
23-10-2010, 04:28 PM
I bought a AMD 955 and the CPU fan sounds like a jet engine. I also have an Intel Computer and the CPU fan is whisper quite. I don't understand why any computer would put a CPU fan on that sounds like this. Any suggestion on what I can do about this?

pctek
23-10-2010, 04:32 PM
Replace it with a quieter one.

feersumendjinn
23-10-2010, 07:08 PM
Go into your Bios settings and see if there is a CPU fan speed control system dependant on detected temperature, turn it on. The fan may not be compatible with this system (needs a 4-wire fan I think), if not, get one that is.

PPp
23-10-2010, 08:16 PM
Google suggests this is a common problem. An ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm seems to be a common answer

lostsoul62
24-10-2010, 03:23 AM
Go into your Bios settings and see if there is a CPU fan speed control system dependant on detected temperature, turn it on. The fan may not be compatible with this system (needs a 4-wire fan I think), if not, get one that is.

I went into the BOIS and put the fan to 60 which is 60% I guess. It had 40,45,50,55,60 so I put it at 60 and now that jet engine sound is gone and it makes a regular noise. It also looks like my heat sink is a cooling heat sink because it has brass tubing running around it.
Thanks

Agent_24
24-10-2010, 10:54 AM
All heat sinks are designed to cool. Heatpipes just work in a different way to normal heatsinks

I would check to make sure that 60 really does = 60%. It is more likely to mean 60 Degrees C, and probably won't turn the fan up faster until the CPU temp reaches 60 (which is not good)

You may find using a software control like SpeedFan to be better.

feersumendjinn
24-10-2010, 11:50 AM
I would check to make sure that 60 really does = 60%. It is more likely to mean 60 Degrees C, and probably won't turn the fan up faster until the CPU temp reaches 60 (which is not good)

You may find using a software control like SpeedFan to be better.
I would agree with that. :eek:

inphinity
25-10-2010, 09:43 PM
The stock HSF that came with my 955BE is very quiet, it sits at about 1400rpm most of the time. The fan on my GTX460 is MUCH louder under load ;)