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Increasing Fan Speed

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Ok I think I have finally figured out why my cpu temps are so high. My fan speed is set at 1765 or something like that. Could this be too low? I tried setting it at performance. I only had the options of performance, optimal, or silent. I thought that even if it was on silent though it would still keep cool enough. I bought this because of the silence factor. I didn't plan to do any overclocking at the moment, but I bought this motherboard so that I had the option. I am new to the computer building experience, but I have built one previously. Anyway what can I do? I don't notice my fan temps going down no matter how much Thermal paste I remove. How do I increase my fan speeds, since nothing seems to work? This is frustrating because it seems to be the one thing stopping me. I don't want to run my processor that hot for an extended period of time. It is running at 45c when it starts up, and after I let it boot into windows and restart it, it seems to be 50c. I don't notice it doing anything strange, so could my temps be misread. I loaded windows into it with no problem, which of coarse included the format process as well. I am at a loss. Please help
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Reboot and get into your bios. Look around in advanced options and turn off "cool n quiet" mode. that slows your CPU fan down when it feels it isn't needed as much
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Ok I rebooted and my fan is now running at 2150 or close to that anyway. Also AMD cool and quiet was disabled, so what is the next thing I can look for. Also I noticed that the place the fan is plugged into to power it has four little prongs, but the fan itself only has three. I looked at the manual for the motherboard and it shows that three are for the CPU and one is for the ground. Is there something that I need to plug into this? Please forgive my being naive, but I do want to learn.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AM2 3800+ Windsor ASUS M2N4 BFG 7900gs 2gb Corsair XMS 2 ddr2 800 
PowerCase
500w (no frills) Turbolink Antec Performance One 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AM2 3800+ Windsor ASUS M2N4 BFG 7900gs 2gb Corsair XMS 2 ddr2 800 
PowerCase
500w (no frills) Turbolink Antec Performance One 
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