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I ordered 3 Cooler Master Sickleflow 120mm and they are VERY loud. It is really annoying and its hard to just think. Is there any way i can make them slow down? They're at 100% according to HWMonitor. Any fan controller apps?
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Really? I have the same fans.. 19dba is loud? You could go into your BIOS and slow them down I believe.
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Really? I have the same fans.. 19dba is loud? You could go into your BIOS and slow them down I believe.
I downloaded SpeedFan. Only helps with the one mounted on top. Yes, they are very loud at least to me.
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Really? I have the same fans.. 19dba is loud? You could go into your BIOS and slow them down I believe.
As I stated on another forum recently...

Those fans are not 19 dB. Yet another marketing scheme which is pretty blatantly false. There is no way that a 2000rpm fan runs at 19 dB, it just isn't physically possible. Instead, they listed the dB for the fan on it's lowest voltage, which I'm not sure of the starting voltage for those fans, but 5v starting voltage would mean ~833 rpm, 7v starting voltage means ~1166 rpm. Either way, far away from 2000 rpm. The correct dB for the full rpm of those fans is about ~30 dB, which may not seem like a big increase from 19 dB, but 30 dB is just over 9 times louder than 19 dB.

As for the question on fan control, there are two ways to go about it. ASUS has a program called "Fan Xpert" which allows you to change the fan RPM's based on temperature. I haven't used it since I built someone a PC with an ASUS motherboard about a year ago, so I'm not much help with it, but that program is great for software control over fan speeds. The most practical way would be to get a fan controller. There are some cheap, yet good fan controllers on the market, like the Scythe Kaze Q, I own a Kaze Q and it's a great cheap fan controller if you have a 3.5" to 5.25" adapter.

Hope this helps, definitely look into controlling fan speeds in the BIOS or with ASUS's Fan Xpert if you don't feel like spending money on a fan controller.
    
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