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post #11 of 21
The stock fans are not all that bad IMO.
113CFM
only 54db
post #12 of 21
Hmmm, thats a conundrum. frown.gif

I guess you need to ask yourself... cooler CPU or cooler internal case?
post #13 of 21
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The stock fans are not all that bad IMO.
113CFM
only 54db

You crazy? wth.gif

They so loud! How do you cope with such loud fans?! tongue.gif
    
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post #14 of 21
You just need the Chill Control Software. One downside though is theres no linux support
But all you need is to at least have a Windows partition becuase the software writes to the firmware of the device
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You just need the Chill Control Software. One downside though is theres no linux support
But all you need is to at least have a Windows partition becuase the software writes to the firmware of the device

It is installed.
    
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only 54db

LOL biggrin.gif just only... tongue.gif

anything higher than 24 db and it will annoy you plenty, specially if it's a rig right next to you
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post #17 of 21
There is not bottom fan port on the BE, is there?
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There is not bottom fan port on the BE, is there?

Nope, I thought about making one but the case itself doesn't have any 'behind-the-mobo' space to hide cables so I'm stuck with what I can work with.

But I reconfigured, cleaned off paste used MX-2, exhaust now instead of intake and it seems temps are much better. Plus on the reconfig, I manged to plug in each fan to CPU/fan header and just use BIOS to configure. So everything is nice and mellow now as far as noise. And on to of that I think i didn't have everything screwed down (cpu base) tight enough so I just tightened the screws all the way and now everything is peachy.

Still will look at AP15/14's however. biggrin.gif
    
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post #19 of 21
Nice work around there. Im glad everything worked out thumb.gif
post #20 of 21
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Nice work around there. Im glad everything worked out thumb.gif

I'm definitely happy. It's quieter (still louder than I'd prefer but I'll have to think about changing out other fans later on to fix that completely.

But the best part is the temps are really in excellent shape now. By doing this it allowed me the necessity of tearing the whole rig/board/case down so I could finally reapply my NB cooler too. It had been loose-ish because of nicking it with my fingers releasing the PCI-E clip near it, plus it's a cheaper middle-road board and ASUS only used two push-pins to hold it down (it would do a good see-saw action when pressure was applied to one end tongue.gif).

Anyways so I was able to fix that, replacing most of the crap on the NB. It was all dried up and I tried to do my best removing the crap on the chip itself but it wouldn't budge so I just applied tiny bit of MX-2 on the little open spot and reattached everything (added some little washers/rings to the base of the spring for more pressure). Nice and firm/strong now and no more see-saw action.

Dropped temps on the NB by a top of end of 10c. thumb.gif

Waaay better.
    
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