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CPU Fan too loud?

I just built my first computer a couple of days ago and everything seems to be running smooth except my CPU fan is extremely loud. I have a non overclocked AMD FX 8350 with the stock fan that came with it. I have a define r4 case (which has sound dampening material to reduce noise) and It's still extremely loud even when i'm not running any programs. Any ideas on how I can go about fixing this? The CPU fan is running around the 4200 RPM range and the only thing I have running at the moment is my browser. This can't be normal?

Don't know if this helps but heres my HWMonitor report: http://i59.tinypic.com/2je1frm.jpg

Thanks in advance!
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  1. when you put the cooler on the cpu did you peel the little plastic film under it ,your temp are nice what is your motherboard and where did you plug the cpu fan on her .
  2. Did you add thermal past and was it stock? If it was stock buy something called Arctic Silver and also try a new cooler like a TX3 with Arctic Silver
  3. Best answer
    The stock cooler on the FX chips get loud and aren't real sufficient to cool the CPU , if your case has the room replace it with a 212 EVO.

    I own a 8150 , and 2 - FX8350's and replaced the stock on all 3.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $29.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-09 23:10 EDT-0400)
  4. i would go for the evo 212 as suggested .
  5. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    The stock cooler on the FX chips get loud and aren't real sufficient to cool the CPU , if your case has the room replace it with a 212 EVO.

    I own a 8150 , and 2 - FX8350's and replaced the stock on all 3.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $29.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-09 23:10 EDT-0400)


    Thanks for the suggestion! I figured the stock cooler wouldn't be the best but didn't think they would be this loud. If I ever decide to overclock in the future, would the evo 212 be good enough?
  6. Yes it's good for some mild overclocking.
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