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Originally Posted by mityman50;12625858 
I don't know if it's the fan speed anymore, though. I've brought it down to 20% and it's still pretty loud. It COULD be the PSU, but it's hard to tell.

Plus, seeing as I unlocked the fourth core I don't know if I want to mess with the voltage.

With the PSU... is there any way to control its speed and check its temp? It's supposed to speed up and slow down by temperature but its always at 100%, I think.

You can only know if the fan speed is down by looking at the right column in speed fan.
I went to configure > advanced > then select the sensor chip u have it will be something like IT8718 or something similar and under the pwm values below i set pwm1 to software controlled.Try it.Then come back to main window and enter speed percentages .

But first i highly recommend going into bios and check what is the default vcore of cpu set by board.I have seen many cases where its too high for the x3 processor.Reducing vcore is a guarantee of lowertemps and subsequently lower fan speeds.
Edited by indus - 3/5/11 at 6:05pm
post #12 of 15
You want Cool 'N Quiet enabled. It lowers vcore and multiplier when you don't need the extra power (i.e. idling at desktop or web browsing). It saves power and lowers your temps so the fan shouldn't ramp up so high. To check if it is working use CPU-Z or HW monitor to look at your core speed and voltage with it enabled and then disabled.

There should also be CPU fan control settings in your BIOS where you can set the min and max temp before the fan starts up and goes full speed.
post #13 of 15
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You want Cool 'N Quiet enabled. It lowers vcore and multiplier when you don't need the extra power (i.e. idling at desktop or web browsing). It saves power and lowers your temps so the fan shouldn't ramp up so high. To check if it is working use CPU-Z or HW monitor to look at your core speed and voltage with it enabled and then disabled.

There should also be CPU fan control settings in your BIOS where you can set the min and max temp before the fan starts up and goes full speed.
Not all mobos have cpu fan limit settings.In fact many lower cost ones do not.Problem with my mobo was that it set max vcore very high ,so when idling it works fine but on heavy loads it pushes vcore to 1.425 which is very high really.and makes the stock fan go nuts.Iam running 1.3 v now and its much much quieter and cooler.

So yes i too would advice the OP not to disable cnq at any cost.
Edited by indus - 3/5/11 at 6:11pm
post #14 of 15
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Not all mobos have cpu fan limit settings.In fact many lower cost ones do not.
Ah yes, I forgot most lower end mobos do not have the option to adjust it. My asus mobo has the Q-fan feature so that's where I change it.
post #15 of 15
Are you using the AMD stock cooler?

If so, the ones that come with Athlon II CPUs are pretty silent.

The ones bundled with the Phenom II X4 and X6 processors are a completely different story.
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