I did a check in the BIOS (where I observed the CPU FAN RPM speeds). I'll do a more thorough check and see if I can find anything when I get home. This is my first MSI board so I was not as familiar with the BIOS menus.
Thanks for the quick responses.
Any cheap (~30) and quiet recommendations for coolers that fit the AM3 without mount modifiation for the worse case situation?
I am assuming any AM2 will fit as by looks it does not look as if anything has changed with respects to mounting the heatsink and fan.
i last had an msi mobo a while back....ill try to helo
go to bios
locate and enter hardware mk.itor.
enable qfan. it may be called smartfan...cant remember and set it to auto.
i had extra options when i enabled it. settings i used were:
fan speed 40% on default.
max spreed at 55*c
default temp 40*c
honestly, there is no need to get a cooler. just set the bios settings right