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I have the CNPS9500 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223) And it has "Silent" and "Normal" mode, fastest being 2600RPM and I found that the fan controller that came with it was pretty useless.

How do I check how many RPMs my CPU fan is going? The blue LED on it is kind of faint and I wonder if I've got it running on Silent and never knew it.
    
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I have the CNPS9500 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223) And it has "Silent" and "Normal" mode, fastest being 2600RPM and I found that the fan controller that came with it was pretty useless.

How do I check how many RPMs my CPU fan is going? The blue LED on it is kind of faint and I wonder if I've got it running on Silent and never knew it.
Don't use the fan controller,, simple as that.
Every Zalman I ever used lost 300-500rpm using the controller, even on max.
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I don't use the fan controller it came with the 9500. I have it hooked straight up into my 3 Pin CPU fan input on the mobo. Then I use SpeedFan to control the speed. I found that you don't see any noticeable change in temperatures with the fan speed in the range of 60%-100% So I have it at 60% all the time.
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your wallpapers are awesome - I've been using the blue one on my comp for a month hehe.

yeah I figure the CNPS9500 is a huge hunk of copper anyway...
    
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your wallpapers are awesome - I've been using the blue one on my comp for a month hehe.

yeah I figure the CNPS9500 is a huge hunk of copper anyway...
Haha, Thanks.

Only problem is it's a huge hunk of copper which cant sound like a hard dryer when it is at 100%. I usually have mine set to 55% speed and it's whisper quiet and cools just as well. I use SpeedFan to contol my speeds.
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Where is the cpu fan control on speedfan? My zalman 9500 doesn't spin at idle only when under load,, is that normal?
idle temps 32 C, load temps 50 C

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wouldnt worry about that with those temps.
otherwise, just stick a 120mm to it, its said to increase performance significantly, as it covers much more of the sink.
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