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How loud is the stock Phenom 2 940 heatsink/fan?

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February 22, 2009 3:33:11 PM

Hi, I was wondering how loud the stock fan on the Phenom 2 X4 940 is. I want to replace my 65 watt Athlon x2 with this, but I don't want to increase the noise too much.

Anyone care to share their experience going from an X2 to the high watt X4s or similar?
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March 6, 2009 10:40:54 PM

Not loud at all, it is the best stock HS AMD has provided so far. I am still debating on buying an aftermarket HS even though i stay at 39C idle, 50C heaving gaming.
March 6, 2009 11:13:53 PM

I upgraded from AMD64 3000+ to PII 940. I don't notice any different in noise at all(fyi, my old system was pretty quite).

Initially I was gonna get a high end heatsink, but after I overclocked to 3.5ghz on everything else at default (only multiplier increased) - stock cpu heatsink still running low temperature, I decided to keep it.
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March 6, 2009 11:18:26 PM

I've built 2 940 Phenom systems with stock cooling. Very quiet and cool. Both are slightly undervolted at 3.4GHz which may help a little, but no complaints. I'd like to get an aftermarket HSF someday, but haven't had to as of yet. Happy at 3.4 without messing with it alot.
March 11, 2009 8:18:32 PM

Thanks a lot for your help everyone. :) 
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March 11, 2009 8:23:20 PM

There have been several other threads where individuals reported the stock cpu heatsink and fan were producing acceptable results.
March 11, 2009 9:31:08 PM

They are very, very efficient, but I found them louder than other stock heatsinks.
January 29, 2010 6:22:55 AM

I just bought a Phenom2 X4 955, and am very discontent with the stock cooler. Even when PC is about idle at 38 degrees celcius it blows with ~5300 rpm, making a horrible noise. To me this is the worst stock cooler ever as i have never had an amd stock cooler that made so much noise round 5000 rpm. I'm also completely black why it spins so fast when the CPU is only 38 deg C. Maybe this is a bios bug, have to find that out yet. Any suggestions are welcome.
March 10, 2011 5:20:44 PM

ariehorst said:
I just bought a Phenom2 X4 955, and am very discontent with the stock cooler. Even when PC is about idle at 38 degrees celcius it blows with ~5300 rpm, making a horrible noise. To me this is the worst stock cooler ever as i have never had an amd stock cooler that made so much noise round 5000 rpm. I'm also completely black why it spins so fast when the CPU is only 38 deg C. Maybe this is a bios bug, have to find that out yet. Any suggestions are welcome.



I am alos having the same problem with my Phenom2 x4 955, the fan is incredibaly loud even when my cpu is cool.
March 10, 2011 5:25:25 PM

please could you not necropost, it is really annoying...
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