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I3 2100 noisy fan

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May 6, 2011 12:55:41 PM

Hi¡
I´ve just bought an i3 2100.
The fan is really noisy, can i do something???
Or I should buy another fan???

Thanks

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May 6, 2011 1:36:38 PM

are you referring the the heatsink fan?
if so, i would suggest buying an aftermarket heatsink.
I have the coolermaster hyper 212 (costs about $30) on an i5 760 built earlier this year...that and an ssd to run the OS and my pc is very quiet
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May 6, 2011 5:44:21 PM

First check if you've installed the heatsink and fan properly or not.
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May 6, 2011 7:29:16 PM

If it is the heatsink fan, it shouldn't be that noisy.
About a month ago I built an i3 2100 build with the stock heatsink and the thing is whisper quiet, so an aftermarket heatsink wouldn't necessarily correct the issue.

However, I do want to mention that I did have difficulty installing the stock heatsink as it took quite a bit of effort to ensure all the pins were secure. So please as Tamz_msc mentions, check to make sure it is installed correctly.

Unless you are mistaking the loud noise for a case fan or something else.
May 6, 2011 11:42:56 PM

Tamz_msc said:
First check if you've installed the heatsink and fan properly or not.

Ok, I will check it.
Anyway I´ve ordered an aftermarket heatsink.
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May 7, 2011 1:57:14 AM

if you think about it, the cpu is one of the pricier parts in your build. It is worth it to pay a little to be sure it is cooled properly. Also don't under estimate the importance of a quality thermal paste.
May 8, 2011 9:44:32 PM

Tamz_msc said:
First check if you've installed the heatsink and fan properly or not.


You were right¡¡
I´ve installed the heatsink again, and now the noise has been reduced¡¡¡

Thanks¡¡
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