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Is there a way to slow down a fan connected to the power supply?

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October 28, 2008 4:53:52 PM

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October 28, 2008 5:17:29 PM

I wouldn't mind knowing either, and how to check PSU temps just to be safe.
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October 28, 2008 6:03:11 PM

I'm not sure I'd do this. If the fan spins slower/quieter, you can cause it to overheat. An over heated PSU is NOT a good thing. Before doing this, I would look into replacing the fan with a better one. If you can find one that moves a lot of air, but is quieter, you have achieved what you wanted without having to increase temps.
October 28, 2008 6:12:27 PM

4745454b said:
I'm not sure I'd do this. If the fan spins slower/quieter, you can cause it to overheat. An over heated PSU is NOT a good thing. Before doing this, I would look into replacing the fan with a better one. If you can find one that moves a lot of air, but is quieter, you have achieved what you wanted without having to increase temps.


I think he is talking about a case fan connected to a 4 pin molex on the power supply. If it is his power supply fan, then no, you don't want to do this.
October 28, 2008 6:33:31 PM

In fact the problem is my northbridge wich is overheating.I found an old fan around and placed it near the NB so it can blow air to coole it. It's a 60mm fan and it's VERY loud and the NB is not alot cooler.
Have any ideas to cool it? I have this mobo http://www.ocworkbench.com/2008/asrock/Penryn1600SLIX3-...
October 28, 2008 8:59:52 PM

if you buy a large cpu cooler like a 120mm unit it will overhang the NB keep it a little cooler and you'll only be hearing one fan.

I run this guy, moves a lot of air around the NB, RAM, and CPU, the all copper conducts well. My E8400 @ 4.0Ghz's max temp is 54C during torture test.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 29, 2008 9:49:22 PM

I think i'm going to pick up a P5N-D wch has 3 fan connectors and a northbridge fan included not like my asrock with a burning NB ,I can't hold my hand on for more than 3 seconds.It only has 1 fan connector.

And another question. Can a overheated NB cause sttutering? ex: when I play crysis and I stand still my frame rates go from 40 to 75 and back in 2 seconds ,sometimes even lower.
October 30, 2008 2:18:12 AM

One of the gamers will need to answer that for you. I do a lot of video editing and very little gaming. That looks like a nice MB lol.
a c 86 K Overclocking
October 30, 2008 10:45:50 AM

Crysis problems could be a multitude of things. Outdated drivers, overheating, too big of monitor for the GPU, slow HD, bad lag, weak CPU/GPU. What ya told us isn't nearly specific enough. You need to find specific forums that deal with questions like that. There are 55 billion threads (more probably) dealing with game framerate issues. Google is your friend. Use it.
October 30, 2008 3:18:15 PM

Drivers are up to date 180.43 , graphics are not weak , I have 2 8800 GTS 512 OC, and an E8400 3.4 GHZ wich is NOT overheating only 43°C under load.I play on a 1280x1024 screen
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