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post #1 of 5
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Hey Guys,

Just wondering, do I need to set up or change fan speeds on BIOS before trying any OC?
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post #2 of 5
not really just make sure its all the way up!
post #3 of 5
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Meaning set every fan to 100% even at IDLE temps?
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post #4 of 5
Yes you could do that to achieve the lowest possible temps within your case and CPU. This is what some of us do for clock speeds like 3.6Ghz on the Quad. I always have my fans at maximum speeds anyway.
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post #5 of 5
Or you can let you bios speed them up at a specified temp and make them Max at a specific temp.

I personally run mine on max when playing with my overclock, after I get the overclock maxed and am happy i set mine to speed up at 35 and max at 50. With my 680i and my E6600 this keeps the temps down and the noise down when idling.

Mostly a matter of preference.
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