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Hi,


My friend is having a strange issue with his computer. In the past few weeks his stock CPU fan has been maxing out while playing BF4.

He assumed its because its getting hot and that he probably needs to buy a new cooler.

I recommended downloading Core Temp to monitor what temperature the CPU fan kicks in. It roughly goes berserk at about 45-50*C far cooler than I see necessary to max out the fan.

He has had his computer for almost a year and we have played BF4 since release without issue until a few weeks ago. Its so loud I hear it over TeamSpeak.

He hasn't overclocked his processor and doesn't run any fan controlling software (or hardware). Just lets the motherboard do what its got to do.

Processor: AMD FX 6350
MB: GIGABYTE 78LMT-USB3

Does anyone have any ideas?

I worry that he will buy a new CPU cooler and the problem will still be there.


Thanks
post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by BleepyEvans View Post

Hi,


My friend is having a strange issue with his computer. In the past few weeks his stock CPU fan has been maxing out while playing BF4.

He assumed its because its getting hot and that he probably needs to buy a new cooler.

I recommended downloading Core Temp to monitor what temperature the CPU fan kicks in. It roughly goes berserk at about 45-50*C far cooler than I see necessary to max out the fan.

He has had his computer for almost a year and we have played BF4 since release without issue until a few weeks ago. Its so loud I hear it over TeamSpeak.

He hasn't overclocked his processor and doesn't run any fan controlling software (or hardware). Just lets the motherboard do what its got to do.

Processor: AMD FX 6350
MB: GIGABYTE 78LMT-USB3

Does anyone have any ideas?

I worry that he will buy a new CPU cooler and the problem will still be there.


Thanks

Try it with a different fan if that's do-able? So plug the heatsink fan into somewhere else (A molex to 3x pin?) so you know it's not overheating. Then try and see what another fan does.
 
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Try it with a different fan if that's do-able? So plug the heatsink fan into somewhere else (A molex to 3x pin?) so you know it's not overheating. Then try and see what another fan does.

Thats a neat idea, ill pass that on. Ta
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Thats a neat idea, ill pass that on. Ta

No worries! I've done this myself to test case fans with PWM. My board doesn't like it at all on anything other then the CPU fan socket. Now that I'm watercooeld it doesn't matter though.
 
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He has had his computer for almost a year and we have played BF4 since release without issue until a few weeks ago. Its so loud I hear it over TeamSpeak.

Obvious question, but did he clean the dust out of it ?
    
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What cpmee said. Lint and dust collect in the cooler fins and stop airflow.. and of course it overheats. biggrin.gif
And he will have to remove the fan to clean the fins.
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We found the problem, he had the exhaust fan plugged directly into the PSU. Still kinda find it strange how he only heard it while playing BF4 though. Oh well he's happy now.

The fans and heatsink were already clean. I wouldn't say 50C is a 'overheating' temperature anyway.

ta
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Still kinda find it strange how he only heard it while playing BF4 though.

Sounds like his senses only kick in when his adrenaline is up, heh. tongue.gif
    
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We found the problem, he had the exhaust fan plugged directly into the PSU. Still kinda find it strange how he only heard it while playing BF4 though. Oh well he's happy now.

The fans and heatsink were already clean. I wouldn't say 50C is a 'overheating' temperature anyway.

ta

Maybe it was beefing up the 12v rail or something when BF4 was being loaded, which made it go faster.

Awesome that you fixed it too, and 50c depends on the CPU. The AMD stuff likes to run under 59c or something I think? Not sure it's been a while haha.
 
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