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CPU fan sounds like a jet engine

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Just what the title says. I have noise-canceling headphones, but I can very clearly hear my cpu fan when not playing games. It's only a 90mm zalman fan/heatsink, yet is louder than the Phantom's 200mm monster (confirmed with a sound test inside case).

I've tried to use SpeedFan to throttle it, but I don't know if I have the settings right (speedfan 4.49)

If you have questions about my hardware, the computer I'm talking about is in my signature.

I'm considering buying a new cooler, but I don't have the money to get a decent one. This one works, it's just LOUD, I will keep if I can quiet it
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post #2 of 7
Try re-applying some thermal paste, if you want a good cooler for the money, check out the Hyper212 Plus. It come with a 120mm fan for around 20$.
Edited by 222Panther222 - 9/24/13 at 7:58pm
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Polk Audio PSW125 Yamaha Rv-371 
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Q6600 2.4Ghz Dell 0RF703 Zotac GT640 4G DDR2 
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320Gb Western Digital Caviar Green + 160Gb Hita... Dell Performance Edition Heatsink J9761 W10 64Bits Pro Sony 40R350 B 
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Ah, nice suggestion, talk about a diamond in the rough (the rough being low-priced coolers), but are there major differences or pros/cons between the plus and the evo versions? (besides the $10 price difference)
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are you in the US?
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$165 (USD) or best offer
  
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Yes, why do you ask?
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there a lot of good CPU coolers like Argon AR03 and AR01 they are less tall and more efficient
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post #7 of 7
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Well aesthetics are important to me - if I can get a LED fan or two on a radiator, that will look really cool in my case - my current one casts a blue glow that's pretty cool, but I'd want green to go with my case wink.gif

Anyway, any ideas on slowing my current one? Like I said my budget it really tight so if I can quiet my current one that would be nice. tongue.gif
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NZXT Phantom standard fans AMD Stock CPU Fan Blue LED 120mm fan Windows 7 HP SP1 
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NZXT Phantom standard fans AMD Stock CPU Fan Blue LED 120mm fan Windows 7 HP SP1 
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