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August 13, 2010 8:22:24 PM

I just replaced the stock fan on my Q9300 for a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... The thing is i was at 45c idle now I'm at 55c way to high i think the problem is the fan i bought has a 500-3500 rpm +- rating and several programs are showing it running at like 975 rpm is there any thing i can do.
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August 13, 2010 8:25:30 PM

Go to bios and set the fan speed...
August 13, 2010 8:27:32 PM

Super basic OEM bios unable to do that. Trying to figure out why my board would max out the fan speed so low why isnt it cranking up the speed.
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August 13, 2010 8:31:28 PM

Also, you can try speedfan It may be able to help... Its ability to control the fans varies motherboard to motherboard.
August 13, 2010 8:34:53 PM

ya i went through all that i guess ill just need to get another new HSF. I just don't get how the one i have can be so much worse then the stock its almost 9 c hotter.
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August 13, 2010 8:39:11 PM

did you apply the thermal paste correctly?
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August 13, 2010 8:39:41 PM

Because the fan isn't the particular issue, what heatsink are you using?
August 13, 2010 8:43:00 PM

Rosewill RCX-Z2 7 and yes i applied a thin even amount over the contact.
August 13, 2010 8:47:50 PM

im worried about even running my system now 54c is a really high idle.
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August 13, 2010 8:50:05 PM

illfindu said:
im worried about even running my system now 54c is a really high idle.


it's high, but not in the "danger zone" yet. i'd recommend returning your heatsink and getting a new one

just dont put the system under too much load for now...
August 13, 2010 9:01:42 PM

Ya i'm getting a ZALMAN CNPS 7500 i think.
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