Noisy Fan - what should I do? (intel Q9400 with factory heatsink) Tags: CPUs Intel Last response: May 10, 2009 11:54 AM in CPUs Share keynote May 9, 2009 2:07:04 PM My CPU fan is normally fairly quiet, however at random times of the day, it becomes very noisy and stays at this noise level until the next reboot. Now i'm guessing this has something to do with a heat issue so i installed Speedfan and this is the reading i get (at a fairly low load.. just firefox, winamp and msn messenger running) Are these reading normal or catastrophic? I simply dont know what they should be... CPU: Intel Q9400 with factory heatsink MoBo: Intel DP35DP Graphics: Asus EN9500GT RAM: 4GB Kingston Case: Coolermaster Elite 330 With CM eXtreme Power 650W PSU Should i go for an aftermarket heatsink? if so.. which one? Hope somebody can shed some light. More about : noisy fan intel q9400 factory heatsink GhislainG a c 102 à CPUs a b å Intel May 10, 2009 1:44:39 AM I doubt the temperatures reported by SPeedFan are accurate. Your CPU probably isn't that cold while the ICH and MCH should be cooler. What are your CPU temps according to Core Temp? acer0169 a b à CPUs May 10, 2009 9:41:02 AM In none of my builds has Speedfan actually shown me what my temps are. I always use Everest Ultimate for good readings. And yes, although some will argue with me.. I would ALWAYS go for an aftermarket cooler on CPU's and normally GPU's as well. Stock just never seems to cut it in one way or another. Related resources Intel q8300 urgent urgent fake heatsink ?? - Forum Intel Q9400 and Asus IPIBL-LB - Forum Intel Q9400 uprgade from E6400 - Forum Amd Phenom II X4 940 or Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 - Forum OCing with factory heatsink/fan - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer keynote May 10, 2009 9:46:47 AM Turns out my MOBO comes with its own monitoring software which i installed last night and this is the reading i'm getting so which aftermarket cooler do you recommend.. socket 775 jsc a c 172 à CPUs a b å Intel May 10, 2009 11:54:56 AM Budget, with little or no overclocking: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro One of best air coolers: Xigmatec HDT S-1283V. http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Advice on replacing noisy stock cpu heatsink and fan Forum Q9400 stability help 3.2Ghz Forum Intel q9400 vs Intel e5800 Forum Noisy Fan Problem Forum questions about noisy cpu fan Forum Intel stock heatsink and fan insufficient? Forum Q9400 Overclocking - not so bad Forum Q9400 Overclocking temps Forum 60 to 80 converter safe solution to a noisy fan ? Forum NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640 1GB vs AMD Radeon™ HD 7570 1GB GDDR5 Forum Q9400 HSF Question Forum First OC - Q9400 with Asus P5QL Pro Forum OC'ing q9400 D-Quad. How do we determine... Forum PSU Help Forum Blast! desperately need help sorting out my hdmi cord with gpu problem Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !