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I3 stock cooler

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Last response: in CPUs
January 31, 2011 8:17:15 AM

Will the fan last years to come if its running at 2000rpm constantly to keep the cpu cool?

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January 31, 2011 8:32:47 AM

It should do.

The stock cooler is PWM I think which means that if you have the correct settings in your motherboard BIOS, the fan should only spin fast enough to keep the processor cool (between safe temperatures). It will then spin faster as required.

A RPM of 2000 seems very high as the i3s are very cool processors and require a fan speed of only around 1000rpm under load in my experience. Your system will be louder with a fan on 2000rpm so you can let your motherboard control the fan speed if you wish.
a c 360 à CPUs
January 31, 2011 9:47:21 AM

BIOS settings are usually something like:
AUTO, PWM and Voltage

Get a CPU stress test program (google) and see if you hear a CPU fan speed change (should be very obvious). If it doesn't change under stress then it's already at 100%. In that case, you need to try each setting. It's either PWM or Voltage (Auto just guesses). If it's on PWM then choose Voltage on vice versa.

You can buy non-stock HSF's with 120mm fan (good ones are $40), but only get one of your CPU fan is changing speed and it's still too loud for you.
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a c 360 à CPUs
January 31, 2011 9:48:54 AM

Actually, I think you may be able to speed the CPU fan speed in your BIOS. If so, just try each setting (you need to reboot each time) and see which one drops your fan speed to the lowest.
a b à CPUs
January 31, 2011 11:14:09 AM

if the cooler is installed properly it should spin alot slower then 2000 rpm

the stock hsf's from intel should be the most reliable coolers out there - iv only ever seen ~3 faulty in the last 5+ years