just a quick question, over the last few weeks a have had to use a cheap psu and that ment that i could not use my gtx460.
Got my good psu back today as i had to rma it due to it arcing, i plugged it all in and did the cable management and booted it up, perfect.
after this i unboxed my gtx460 and put that in and working fine, but now i have noticed something.
My cpu fan is loud, sounds like it is running faster but nothing has changed apart from the gtx being put in, i know it is not the gtx making the noise because even if i turn the fan on the gtx down to 2% or stop it the cpu fan still sounds loud. what would cause this.
Its def the cpu fan and not the new psu fan making the noise?
If you do remove your heatsink then you must re-apply your thermal paste, check your temps before doing that with hwmonitor and coretemp, run occt for 2-3 mins and check the temps, if they are reasonable then its probably ok.
Well, the GTX460 is kinda hot just like the 4890 is for me... I had to replace my case for a CM 932 and now it has no temp problems. Before it, I peaked around 70°c on my 965.
Besides, Phenoms generate a lot of heat; might want to look for an Aftermarket Cooler. You don't need something so expensive if you're not gonna OC it. My 965 is @3.9Ghz with a CM Gemini II @56°c while playing. The new case made a HUGE difference in cooling, thanks to the improved air flow and space. And since you have CnQ on, then it has to be something related to air flow or just insufficient cooling.
Hope we can help you, bro; that's a nice rig you have there.
My Asus GTX460's are really cool, SLI in an Antec 300 they never get over 60C with default fan speed.(quiet)
Good point from Yuka though what case are you using, if the GTx is pumping more warm air into the case and you don't have sufficiant airflow and case cooling the cpu fan will be trying to cool the heatsink with the warm air resulting in having to work harder.
Does it go quiet again if you run it with the side of the case off?
Antec 902- with added inside case fan for gpu and side case fan for gpu.
asus gtx460 1gb
phenom II 965 be
xfx 650w core edition 53a +12v single rail
4gb ddr3 1333mhz
when running idle are 36-37 but thats with some web serfing and listening to music and talking over steam, they go down to 32-33 if system just left on desktop doing nothing. on load playing crysis on max the cpu temp gets to 48 max after playing crysis on max with natural mod on after a hour testing. the cpu fan does get very very loud when the temps are that high.
The sound still sounds the same if i take the side case fan off.
my gtx 460 sits at around 23 on idle and when playing crysis as above it goes to 64.
i do only have a small screen, 17" 1280x1024 so its not pushing them.
The fan sound is like it when idle and yes when the gtx460 is out it goes silent again, very strange.
Heh, yeah. Stock HSF's from AMD have always been loud.
Just recently, a friend of mine got himself an Athlon II X3 and he told me it was a bloody turbine; so I sent him my 965's. Now it's a little more silent thanks to a bigger HSF, the Fan has to do a little less work or something.
Anyway, I'm still wondering, how's the airflow inside your case? Does the GTX460 gets the air out? Are the additional fans pulling the air out? Do you have a lot of cables blocking the Fans or something like that?
The new HSF u're getting should do major part of the trick by itself though, but still...