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post #1 of 7
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So my little first build is running smoothly but the stock cpu fan is just a mini turbo engine. @.@ Its close to 5600 rpm most the time..

Its not overheating or anything I suppose but it stays at a constant 42-47 degrees Celsius. If I can get it cooler with a more silent fan, i'll be even happier.
If there are great fans that can run on a GA-990FXA-UD3 mobo without taking off the backplate, it would make life easier.

I keep hearing about the coolermaster hyper 212+ being the best but I just dont want to risk anything with taking out the backplate and such. I may look into the 212+ if its really recommended, just hope theres more options. If not, ill just work on getting the 212 if it can't be helped.
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post #2 of 7
Why do you run it at 5600RPM?
No need to stay under 47°C... you can go up to 70 without problems, and run your fan at half the RPM, or even less...

Or, buy a better cooler, if you want to spend more money on it Almost ANY tower like cooler with a 120mm fan will cool it better and quieter too.
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post #3 of 7
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I cant exactly change the RPM with this motherboard. @.@
It has smart fan control which can control the fan as needed depending on the CPU temp. And if I disable smart fan, it runs at full. I dunno, maybe im looking at it wrong. But I have scanned the bios for the stock fan and showed no signs of changing.

I know there isnt a need to stay below it but I just (For my own personal need) want to lower it because I just want to be crazy. D:

Seeing as how removing the backplate is basically needed for all, I think keeping the current one will be an issue. So im just looking for a good one to replace this small annoying beast.
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post #4 of 7
with smartfan you can set it to voltage instead of pwm
   
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post #5 of 7
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Yeah, I noticed that but didn't tick it. Wasnt all that sure, guess ill try that right now. With biostar it was easily set up like "Smart" "Silent" "Performance" so you see how changing to gigabyte has thrown me off. Thanks, ill post in a bit.

Dropped to 3600 RPM but I dunno, I may still need to go cooler and silenter.
Seems to have made a difference. Maybe once I have time to do more tasks and such, ill notice if it really changed much. Thanks again.

I'll probably still look into the Thermal Venomous X or hyper 212+ still, 120 mm fan would surely make a difference comparing the stock cooler to the 120 mm fans in my computer.
Edited by kamtherock - 8/5/11 at 8:26am
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post #6 of 7
On entering BIOS you can scroll down to PC Health. That has settings to control Smartfan and have it control your fan with Voltage. OTOH, most stock heatsinks come with a PWM fan. So just set Smartfan to Auto.

Gigabyte is pretty granular in its controls. But I like them: no-nonsense, matter-of-fact stuff. No glitz. No smooth glaze covering what's really happening.
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post #7 of 7
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I knew how to get there in the BIOS but no idea what it did exactly. Lol it was on auto before I set it to voltage. Auto was doing 5600RPM+ for no reason. With it set on voltage, Its reading out as 4500RPM, so its just a 1000RPM difference so little less noise. Idk, cant really hear it alot but it isnt jet engine roaring. Whereas I could switch it out for a 120mm fan cooler and get silence. Its not a big issue, but who doesnt want a silent pc from time to time?
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