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How to limit speed of fan on startup?

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October 12, 2010 12:46:01 AM

Whenever I start up my computer, the stock CPU fan on my Phenom II 1090T exceeds 4500RPM, sometimes up to 5000RPM. After startup, I use speedfan to lower the speeds down to 2500RPM, which keeps the processor at 25-27C idle. Is there a way to limit the speed of the fan at the BIOS so it does not speed up to 4500RPM?

specs.
motherboard MSI NF980-G65
PSU rosewill 1000W
primary HDD intel x25 80gb SSD
GPU gigabyte 480 gtx
October 12, 2010 12:55:47 AM

Have you enabled C'n'Q in BIOS?
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October 12, 2010 1:12:01 AM

Is Cool n' Quiet the technology which lowers CPU core clock and power usage when idling? Because CPU-Z shows the cores at 800Mhz when idling and the power usage at 60W.
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October 12, 2010 1:18:48 AM

Just rebooted to check BIOS, CNQ is enabled. Fanspeed was at 5300RPM when speedfan started.
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October 12, 2010 1:24:56 AM

It's been a while since I had an AMD rig but I think there may have had to be something else enabled in BIOS as well as C'n'Q but I'm not sure.
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