Hi, I am having trouble with the the fan speed on my stock Athlon II X3 450 heatsink. It seems to be running at 3500rpm even though CPU temps are at around 20 degrees, and it is getting quite loud. Also Speedfan doesn't recognize the CPU fan, so I am getting the numbers from the BIOS.
Is this normal? I could buy a aftermarket cooler but will the fans on the new cooler continue to run at max speed?
Well, I had the same issue with an Asus baord...that was until I enabled two options in the BIOS: Asus Q fan technology and AMD cool & quiet. Now the fan runs at optimal rpm and revs only when there's load on the cpu.
Try searching for some equivalent functionality in the BIOS of your MSI board, the AMD cool & quiet will be common for all boards !