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Noob question: Does overclocking alway comes at the expense of noise ?

Under normal use, I barely hear the fans in my system.
Playing with the settings of my GPU, I manually increased the fan speed to a point where it would be almost as loud as a hair dryer. On the one hand, this tells me that there is room for better ventilation....but I dont think I could live under such a constant level of noise.

So people hitting 4 Ghz+ after OC, do they still have relatively quiet systems or not ?
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Overclocking causes heat...

The level of sound is totally dependent on the cooling you have and the noise of that cooling. Some cooling systems create a lot of noise to remove little heat, some create little noise to remove large amounts of heat.

My sig rig is more noisy than I would like particularly, but generally pretty quiet.

currently I can't control my fan speeds, but soon when I can I should easily be able to reduce the amount of noise produced without reducing the effects of my cooling dramatically.


Aside from the cooling, overclocking can cause capacitors to whine, though I've only ever had that on my graphics card, don't know if motherboards are affected by it. Generally my fans are more noisy than this however.
    
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Water cooling is about the only way to cut down on the noise.
    
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