CPU Fan is loud!

-I've already dusted the Computer, especially the fan.
-When I do simple browsing my computer is fine.
-However, when I go into games like the medal of honor closed beta, after a few moments of playing the fan goes crazy and sounds like a leaf blower
-While playing games the cpu usage shoots up to 90 percent.
-Please help thanks!

Edit: Here are the specs except the gcard is radeon 5770 and the psu is OCZ 500 watt MSX something.

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/ho/WF06b/12132708-12133156-12133158-12133158-12133158-80230858-80451103.html
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  1. Need specs to be of much help, but i can go off of a couple of guesses.

    If you are using the stock heatsink, yes they are notoriously loud and annoying, and to improve things you will need to replace the heatsink.

    During games your CPU usage should be up at 90-100% at all times, thats how it gives you good performance.
  2. Specs are up please help me
  3. Well, you just told us what your Graphics Card is and nothing else that is useful. What is your CPU/ Processor? Still using Stock Heatsink? Do you have anything that is monitoring your temps or something that will tell you what your temps are? I would suggest PCWizard 2010.

    Usually, if you bought a computer from a store, it has been set in-store or at the manufacturer for the Fan to set to 40% until it reaches a certain tempurature or something. So, if you download and install SpeedFan it will let you set it to whatever you want.
  4. Sorry guys, the link to my full system specs are up, i swear i put them up before. Anywho, they're up now, please help thanks!
  5. Bump, I still need help finding a solution, please and thanks :)
  6. As you've already been told, get a new HSF for that Q6600. Problem is you need to check how much space there is for the HSF. If a HSF with a 120mm fan won't fit, then you need to get one with a 92mm fan. Since you probably can't overclock that HP system, a Scythe KATANA 3 should meet your requirements: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185096 That's what I installed on a Q6600 and it's quiet even after running Prime95 for several hours.
  7. GhislainG said:
    As you've already been told, get a new HSF for that Q6600. Problem is you need to check how much space there is for the HSF. If a HSF with a 120mm fan won't fit, then you need to get one with a 92mm fan. Since you probably can't overclock that HP system, a Scythe KATANA 3 should meet your requirements: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185096 That's what I installed on a Q6600 and it's quiet even after running Prime95 for several hours.


    So the Scythe KATANA 3 should work great? I hope for the money im spending it is a good product?

    http://www.canadacomputers.com/adv [...] _id=SCYTHE

    There are several scythe KATANA 3s i do not know which to get.
  8. Get SCKTN-3000 if you want all mounting hardware (AMD and Intel) or SCKTN-3000I for an Intel CPU only (which is what you have). If you don't pick it up at the store, then you'll find it for less at DirectCanada.com and, depending on where you live, no PST.

    You should read this review: http://www.silentpcreview.com/Scythe_Katana3

    There are other coolers with a 92mm, but that one met my requirements in a quiet case.
  9. My OEM fan is about 4 years old. It was working fine, would I just need new thermal paste rather than a new fan? I don't understand why it is making such a big fuss when I play games.
  10. Because it has to spin at full speed when the CPU gets hot. You can certainly remove the stock HSF, clean up the old paste from the CPU and HSF. Then apply new AS5 or similar heat paste. Make sure you apply just enough as too much can be worse than not enough.
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