I have a phenom II X4 975 BE, and i am using the stock fan. Now this fan is kinda lound when it gets to the higher speeds. Can anyone recommend a cheap fan to replace the stock fan that is quiet and just as powerful, if not more. The cheaper the better. Bonus if you can find it at microcenter, since i live near one. Thanks for the help!
I recommend scythe or thermaltake 120mm heatsink with a 4 pin fan. Check your bios to be sure the smart fan function is enabled and the settings are correct. I run my fan at around 1300 rpm, but I don't mind warm temps. I turn all the numbers down in manual or quiet mode for lower rpms.