I have a intel 920 with stock fan. The thing is that my fan is driving me nuts. its spinning at abt 2500 rpm. the noise it produces is a bit too much. Is there anyway i can reduce the noise without changing the cooler. I tried reducing the speed of the fan but the temps on my cpu statrs to go up.
any help is appreciated.
thank you in advance
The best option for you is to replace the cooler. You already tried to reduce the speed of the fan to reduce the noise, but your temps got too high, so you need a different and more effective heatsink that can be properly cooled by a larger, slower-speed fan.
If you are dead set against replacing your heatsink, underclock and undervolt your processor to reduce its heat output. Core i7s will go down to 1.60 GHz, so lock yours there either in the BIOS or by setting your power profiles on "powersave" in the Windows control panel. If you run Linux, use the powersave governor instead of the "performance" or "ondemand" governors.