Hi, I just finished my first computer build and installed xp.
My question is, what programs should I download to check for stability, temperatures, speeds, benchmarks, etc? and I will be OC'ing shortly.
Also, on a side-note, is it normal that my CPU cooler fan (arctic freezer pro 7) sometimes seems like its trying to spin but does only half a spin, takes a ~2 sec. break, tries again and again, and repeats the cycle and then kicks in later on after a couple of minutes of doing that. Is it some sort of setting I need to change? I don't want to OC CPU until I am sure that there isn't a problem with the fan. I checked CPU temperatures at post while the fan was doing this strange cycle and it was at ~29 celcius.
Thanks for your help
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About your HSF: its likely not getting enough voltage to spin up.
Thing is thow, sometimes it does spin at full speed (or what seems liek full speed from what I see) I have a 700w power supply, which works to power up everything else.