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August 26, 2013 8:03:53 PM

I recently replaced my mobo and PSU. This meant taking the CPU (AMD Phenom II x6 1035t) out of the old motherboard and reinstalling. First time I had done this, but it seemed to go well. Carefully cleaned heatsink and fan, applied new Antec thermal compound, reassembled. CPU noise is loud and constant. Dang!

Computer was noisy before I took it to pieces, so I cleaned the whole dang thing carefully, including all the fans, and hoped that it would be quiet after reassembly. No such luck.

Today I opened it up and traced the noise to the CPU cooler fan. It could be that the fan is starting to go. This is the original stock cooler and it's three years old. Perhaps I should replace the cooler? What can I use with an AMD Phenom II x6?

System info:

System started out as an off-the-shelf ASUS system and as I have replaced component after component, all that is left of it is the CPU and cooler, graphics card, and memory. Current setup:

Corsair Vengeance C70 case (love it -- roomy tower case)
Gigabyte GA-990FXZA-UD3 mobo
Kingwin Lazer Platinum PSU, modular
1 case fan in back, two in front, front fans run by fan controller

I live in Honolulu, where temp is usually 80 degrees F. CPU usually runs at 84 to 86 F, so it's well-cooled. I chose the case for air circulation, which often operates at cross-purposes to controlling noise.

Cooler recommendations please.
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August 26, 2013 8:06:47 PM

If it is making a lot of noise the fan could very well be going bad, you can buy an aftermarket cooler or maybe a new fan
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August 26, 2013 8:14:59 PM

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August 26, 2013 9:32:29 PM

Sheag 123, thanks for recommendations. I will buy a new cooler as soon as I can scrape up the cash (property taxes come first).
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