E8400 Stock fan noise - mods? Tags: Power Supplies Fan Components Product Last response: October 27, 2008 4:53 AM in Components Share jjodabell October 22, 2008 2:58:13 AM Hello. I have the following components: E8400 @ 3.0Ghz , stock HSF 4850 @ factory OC (dual fan) GA-EP45-DS3R First of all I don't plan to OC. The CPU temp is ~65deg at full load. Strangely enough, when playing games such as Crysis, the most noisy component in the system is the CPU stock cooler. The 4850's dual fans are very good at keeping the noise low. I had previously (gawd, long time ago) fitted a 120mm fan onto a Pentium3 stock HSF with some success as far as temps and noise goes. I wonder if this is a possibility with the new HSF. Not even sure if fan comes off the heat sink for the stock coolers. Anyone seen/done mods for stock HSF to reduce noise? Thanks for any input. More about : e8400 stock fan noise mods JohnnyLucky a c 248 ) Power supply October 22, 2008 4:21:00 AM Most of the threads here are usually about replacing a stock cooler and fan with an aftermarket heatsink and fan to improve airflow and reduce temperature. Generally you should be able to remove the stock fan. Have you taken a close-up look to see how the fan is attached to the heatsink? bobbknight October 22, 2008 4:54:32 AM The stock fan clips to the heat sink. There is nothing out there to replace it. Best bet would be to put on an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer polamaulyou October 27, 2008 4:53:24 AM I've got a zalman 9700 on my E8400 Using Core Temp i get 39 deg C on each core at idle , and after running Orthos for 12 hours straight the highest it peaked was 51 Deg C It's ridiculously quiet also. The loudest thing in my comp is my power supply, and thats only because it makes an annoying squealing sound when I scroll on some webpages :\ Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFX 8350 stock fan noise is annoying Forum SolvedCPU I5 4670k 3.40GHZ stock fan making noise Forum Solvedr9 290 stock fan noise at 100% Forum SolvedAmd stock fan noise problem Forum Solvedcorsair 500r bottom front stock fan making clicking noise, any replacements? Forum Lubricate stock AMD FX 4300 fan for less noise? Forum AMD FX-6350 stock fan Noise level? Forum Excessive Noise from CPU fan - Intel G2020 processor with stock fan. Forum Stock E8400 Fan on Q9550 Forum E8400 Stock fan vs Zalman CNPS7000C-Cu Forum Intel i7 3770k Stock Fan noise Forum E8400 safe temp using a stock fan ? Forum fan&heatsink upgrade from stock core 2 duo procesor e8400? Forum How to speed up the stock fan on a e8400? Forum What is the noise level of phenom 965 stock fan? Forum AMD Phenom II 1055T Stock fan noise and RPM? Forum Stock fan noise and my Bulldozer - Is noisy normal? Forum NZXT H440 Stock Fans - 770 SLI - Airflow / Noise Concern Forum Stock CPU fan noise Forum Stock Intel CPU fan noise levels Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !