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My CPU fan is spinning SUPER fast, help!

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June 7, 2012 12:28:32 AM

I use gamebooster, and during games, my cpu throttles, and my cpu fan goes to 14000 rpm! The other case fan goes to 4500 rpm. What could be the cause of this? My computer sounds like a jet plane when the rpm is this high.

My processor is a pentium 4, and temperatures stay around 50 degrees C
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June 7, 2012 12:57:19 AM

14,000rpm? That's impossible.

50c under 100% load? That's pretty low, I would imagine it get's much hotter than that. Why not get an aftermarket cooler?

I mean really it's a P4, don't you think it's time to upgrade?
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June 7, 2012 1:05:13 AM

If it's truly over-revving, I would suspect the fan or board chip set is defective. What are you using to read rpm and temp?
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June 7, 2012 1:11:05 AM

I'm using HWmonitor to get all my data. The current cooling system on my cpu is stock (came with the computer). I do have an aftermarket cooler for my GPU, which works wonders. But really, like you said geekapproved, this is a P4 machine, so I really don't want to dump more $ into this thing.

Geekapproved: I would LOVE to upgrade. I mainly just want a machine that can play League of Legends at a solid 60fps. Would it be possible to get a "gaming" dual core rig for about $200?
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June 7, 2012 2:04:11 AM

You can't get a whole rig for 200 bucks.

You can get core components that will run a lot of games at low to mid settings (LoL at high) for about 200, though:
Intel Pentium G620 + H61 mobo + 4GB DDR3 RAM + HD6670 GPU

However, you also need a PSU, a HDD and a case ...
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June 7, 2012 3:07:16 AM

clutchc said:
If it's truly over-revving, I would suspect the fan or board chip set is defective. What are you using to read rpm and temp?


Actually just downloaded speedfan, and my readings are way more accurate then HWmonitor's:

Fan1: 4700 RPM
Fan2: 3414 RPM
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June 7, 2012 6:08:58 PM

computerguy22 said:
I'm using HWmonitor to get all my data. The current cooling system on my cpu is stock (came with the computer). I do have an aftermarket cooler for my GPU, which works wonders. But really, like you said geekapproved, this is a P4 machine, so I really don't want to dump more $ into this thing.

Geekapproved: I would LOVE to upgrade. I mainly just want a machine that can play League of Legends at a solid 60fps. Would it be possible to get a "gaming" dual core rig for about $200?


What video card do you have now?

No you can't get a whole rig for $200 lol, are you nuts? Windows 7 alone costs $100.
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