I am a big fan of this website and it really helped making my final decision for my first computer build. I assembled the computer and I tried playing SC2 and WoW on the highest possible settings. It looks awesome. I am really happy with my build, however during SC2, I notice the fans are spinning really fast and the sound coming from my computer sounds like a ‘jet engine’ that is about to take off. I am not sure what the problem is, most of my parts say 'silent', so I was hoping the final build will be 'silent' too. I was wondering if you can help me diagnosis my problem.
The following is the list of my build:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
Mobo: MSI 870a-G54
RAM: G.Skill 4gb DDR3-1600 F3-12800 CL9D
Video Card: MSI N460GTX Cyclone
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200 12 500GB Sata2
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223C 22x DvD writer
PSU: Corsair VX550W
Case: Coolermaster Elite 310
My case fan is directly connected to the PSU.
Reporting from AMD overdrive, my computer idle temp is 32 degrees and when a game is on it’s at 42 degrees.
Also, I'm not sure if I connected the stock cooling properly. How I installed the stock cooling does not match the pictures from the instructions provided. Although, the stock cooling seems to be "latched" on to the motherboard.
If required, I can provide more information, much appreciated!
3. That fan on the CPU heatsink looks "cheap". Assuming you have a 80mm fan and that heatsink takes 80mm fans, you can try swapping out the fans and seeing if the problem gets fixed. You can usually find a good 80mm fans for less than $7.
^Bumps Shadow on the try new fan idea
*P.S. measure fan before ordering new one, it may be 76mm, may be 80mm, best to know beforehand
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