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Is it my heatsink that's being loud, or my casefan?

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Whenever I play certain games like Crysis and BFBC2 on very high settings with AA on, my CPU (Phenom II x4 965 BE) gets to about 55C and my PC gets VERY loud. It gets so loud that my parents car hear it outside my door when my door is fully closed.

Is this most likely my heatsink or my side casefan (I have a back one too but I dont think it is that one)? I have an iBuyPower 551D3 Desktop if that helps.
post #2 of 10
Could be the graphics card, also if you haven't overclocked turn on cool & Quiet, makes the computer much quieter then usual.
post #3 of 10
It must be your CPU fan if it only occurs when your computer gets hot. Unless you somehow have your casefan set up to speed up as temps rise.

Honestly, how are we supposed to tell you? It's your computer and only you can hear it. Why don't go put your ear by it and figure it out?

I'm willing to bet it is the cpu fan.

EDIT: Like the above poster said it also could be your GPU. Now that I think about it that is probably the case. I was just going between the two options you gave us.
    
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Most likely when it's that loud it would be your video card fan.

By what it seems like the case fans are plugged through molex connectors, so there is no way the case fans would speed up when the temps rise.

Those AMD CPU heatsinks don't get as loud as you describe it, but the speed would increase also attributing to noise.
    
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post #5 of 10
it's your heatsink/gpu fan . your case fans are most likely to be at 100% all the time . do you have the stock heat sink . cause those heatsinks 2000-2600RPM fans are awfully loud when they kick in at 100% .

Could also be your GPU fan ramping up smile.gif dust it a little and see what you get .
    
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Wow... IT IS MY GPU! I just ran Prime95 (for the first time in my life!) and the CPU didn't get loud at all even though it was at 60C. Is there anyway to quiet down the GPU do it doesn't sound like it will explode at any minute?

Hopefully there is a way which will not reduce performance.
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Waterblock any1? xD
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Wow... IT IS MY GPU! I just ran Prime95 (for the first time in my life!) and the CPU didn't get loud at all even though it was at 60C. Is there anyway to quiet down the GPU do it doesn't sound like it will explode at any minute?

Hopefully there is a way which will not reduce performance.

MSI Afterbuner would be a free way to do it. Just enable manual fan control settings. Either by setting it a fixed speed or adjusting speed as the temperatures increase.

Another one would be to buy a GPU heatsink. Albeit more expensive, it can reduce temps and noise.
    
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post #9 of 10
This is sort of easy to find out which fan it is, Run your game (With the side off) quickly unplug you side fan... if the noise stops your problem resolved. With the graphics card the easiest way to do this is lower the fan RPM using your graphics cards software.

[Edit] Most likely your CPU fan
post #10 of 10
Gaming always brings out the beast in video cards. Good luck with that.

In future, when you want help it goes much more quickly when we can see your system specs. Go to User CP. Look on the left. Find Add System. Add your system.
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