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Manual or Auto (Fan)?

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January 29, 2011 6:16:05 AM

My CPU fan in bios is set to manual as after lots of problems with overclocking I loaded optimal defaults and that's what it set it too.

Would it be better to have it in one of the 2 automatic modes 'speed mode' or 'cool mode' At the moment it's just manual at 250.

I don't know much about fans so I couldn't tell you much else, which is better?

At the moment on manual my AMD Athlon II X4 620 is running about 45 degrees idle, up to 60-65 when running games. Are these good temperatures?


Thanks :) 

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January 29, 2011 2:23:24 PM

If you're referring to a stock fan you're doing fine with those temps.
January 29, 2011 5:26:35 PM

Yeah it is stock, so it's not too hot that I should buy a 3rd party heatsink or fan or anything?
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January 29, 2011 6:29:11 PM

I wouldn't say an aftermarket heatsink is needed for those temps, running cooler is always running better, but I've always found that my hardware is obsolete before it fries :p .

If you're intending to OC (assuming you're not OCing at the moment), you should go for an aftermarket cooler.
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January 29, 2011 6:37:18 PM

If you aren't going to OC turn cool n quiet on.

If you are OC then you'll want cool n quiet disabled. I always go aftermarket OC or no OC.

They look better, they cool better and they are quieter.
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