I just noticed that my CPU fan won't go beyond 3500 RPM no matter how hot my CPU is. I got a 955 BE with it's stock cooler and it used to go beyond 6000 RPM. I tried disabling the Cool and Quiet and everything but it's still the same. Any suggestions?
Xbeater I tried that before and was still the same. Maybe the fan is half broken? Any ideas?
And Sudeshc, it went over 6000 RPM this summer in order to keep the CPU at 40-45C, but now it won't go over 3500 no matter what I do and yes it was loud like hell, it was like having a mini jet plane in my room.
Yeah, I thought about buying a new cooler when I've first heard the stock one, but I wasn't sure the corsair h50 or the Noctua NH-D14. The Noctua is kinda bulky but it's better than the corsair, I'm still undecided between these two.
I know, but a lot of the new coolers (the tower types) block the first dimm slot, I could wait till December for the Spire Thermax Eclipse II which should be half the price of the Noctua but it will be useless for me.
And the Noctua will be really silent, with the fans at ~900 RPM. And the horizontal coolers suck compared to the tower ones, it will be almost the same thing with the stock cooler.
And as far as overclocking goes, I'm a noob, I have no idea how to OC properly, I could do a 20% OC from the MOBO switches. Besides my MOBO isn't the best for OCing.