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Intel i5-750 Whir

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April 13, 2010 4:29:07 AM

Hello,

I have a homebuilt system with an Intel i5-750 (not OCd, stock heatsink). There is a persistent, high-pitched, but not loud whir coming from the tower (noise does not vary with load). Other components include: Intel X25-M, 5770, Gigabyte P55M-UD2 mobo, and a Corsair 450w PSU. I had a similar noise coming from my T61, but this was resolved by disabling ACPI. This option is not available in BIOS, as expected. I have heard that the Intel whir is common but am unable to solve the issue.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks! :sol: 

Edit: I just noticed that the noise only occurs when Google Chrome is running. (???)

Edit2: Disabling C1E and EIST and Intel Turbo Boost got rid of the whir, but now my average CPU temp is ~5║C higher and my HSF is louder. Should I be concerned about increased power consumption and heat?

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April 13, 2010 5:26:13 PM

Edit2: yes you should. But... without the temperatures I don't know. 30C load to 35C load is nothing to worry about but 60C load now at 65C load is something to worry about.
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April 13, 2010 6:51:07 PM

Thanks for the response. I'm just going to buy an aftermarket cooler. I'm in the low 40ºC at idle and up to 65ºC with Prime95.
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April 13, 2010 6:59:26 PM

duderino said:
Thanks for the response. I'm just going to buy an aftermarket cooler. I'm in the low 40ºC at idle and up to 65ºC with Prime95.



Well that are pretty high temps. First check if the thermal paste is applayed correctly, if it is then you're right go and buy some aftermarket cooler.
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April 13, 2010 7:16:54 PM

Thanks for the help. It's already on its way. ;) 
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April 13, 2010 7:26:47 PM

duderino said:
Thanks for the help. It's already on its way. ;) 



Niiice:D 
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