Hot but Cold

By Chatline100
Mar 25, 2006
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  1. Hello

    My PC fan is very loud I leave it on and during the night you can hear it spinning like mad.

    I have run Everest ...
    Motherboard 32 °C (90 °F)
    CPU 37 °C (99 °F)

    These seem a bit bellow average unless i'm wrong, is it just a noisy fan or is it hot?

    Thanks
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your temps seem fine.

    Probably just a noisy fan.

    What size fan is it?

    If it`s only a small fan, they do tend to be a bit noisy.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Chatline100

    Chatline100 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Well it's not an amazing fan ...... there are two so that could be the noise, maybe if i clean it ...
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes, giving it a good old clean may well help with the noise.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Chatline100

    Chatline100 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Thanks alot
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    you can always change the fans to a larger/quieter one. Bear in mind that a quieter one of the same size usually means it'll push less air....

    A quieter one thats larger usually pushes at least the same amount of air.
  7. Shadowrunner

    Shadowrunner Newcomer, in training Posts: 149

    Sometimes little fans can sieze up. Does it make any wierd squeaking sounds?
  8. Chatline100

    Chatline100 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 39

    There is no sound just a swwwwwwishing noise
  9. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    My computer sounds like a rocket. And its because of the 120mm fan.

    Or it could be the new 40mm fan, I can't tell :D. Its a symphony in there.
  10. Shadowrunner

    Shadowrunner Newcomer, in training Posts: 149

    rofl, mine seriously sounds like a jet running in my room. She's got 8 fans...
  11. Shadowrunner

    Shadowrunner Newcomer, in training Posts: 149

    They're on:
    Video card
    CPU (duh)
    front 120mm
    back 120mm
    top 80?mm
    back 80?mm
    2x in PSU
     
  12. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    Most of those should be quite quiet. I know if I do a few things, my computer is basically silent. Those things are:
    1. Reducing the speed on my Tt UFO (cpu fan). Easily done through back panel voltage control.
    2. Reducing the speed of my back 120mm fan. This one's tricky since there's no control, but I've got a 7V line I can connect that to which would definately help.
    3. Reducing the speed of my 40mm NB fan. Another tricky one, came with a voltage regulator, but I didn't install it. Would need to install that if I want to do anything about this one. Not sure about the sound it currently produces, cos my 120mm fan produces more noise than this one.

    I'm currently running 8 fans as well:
    CPU fan (Tt UFO)
    Graphics fan (Zalman VF700-Cu)
    Top 80mm
    Side 80mm
    Front 120mm (for HDD, had a nightmarish episode where my HDDs slowed to a crawl, transferring data at 1mb/s. As I transfer data around all 3 networked computers alot, its unacceptable).
    Back 120mm
    PSU 2x80mm (changed to something more powerful, yet still silent).

    This setup I must say is not for everyone, I can say I have no warranty on anything but RAM (which came with its own heatspreader). Assuming its still within warranty time (my X800XT is).
  13. Sean

    Sean Newcomer, in training Posts: 131

    a loud wooooshing sound, hmm, is it adjustable? Is it the 80mm(varying) on your case? Imo, you can get some wirecutters and cut out the grate thats infront of the fan, it will reduce the noise signicantly. Or try to buy a adjustable good quality fan from antec, or something, so you can adjust it.
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