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jonb23

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Hi I have just put together a system (core i7 920, Radeon 5870, Mobo EX58-UD5) and at the moment the CPU cooler, a zalman 10X performa, is constantly running at max speed (2000rpm). The temp is cool though 27ish but its still on max.
Might it be that too much thermal paste was added or something.

thanks

(the temp is great but the constant sound of the fan isnt)

Edited by jonb23, 11 March 2010 - 05:56 AM.

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If your motherboard has a 4 pin cpu fan connection, then you have BIOS control of the fan speed. You might check in the bios to see if it is disabled. Get to the bios with the delete key at startup( most computers) and use the arrow keys and the enter key to navigate in the bios. The Esc key gets you out of the bios( you need to save changes if you had to enable the speed control).

If yu do not have 4 pins for the cpu fan you can make your own control. Read this website on how to do this.

http://www.hardwares...com/article/496

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thanks. Yea I know. all the bios settings seem right. PWM control is activated (I had to do that as it wasnt at first). Seems ok unless im missing something???
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