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December 8, 2012 11:14:56 PM

Just installed this in a desktop after purchasing from NewEgg. Seemed fine for the first 15 minutes, then the fan kept getting louder and louder. Sounds like an aircraft taking off. I think it was getting out of control, as I started to hear a high-pitched sound.

This all happened after installing the drivers that were sent with the CPU. Should I send it back to NewEgg, or is there something I am overlooking?

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December 9, 2012 12:44:49 AM

The FX 8150 is a hot CPU.

What cooler are you using?

A fan slowly getting faster means it probably can't cope with the CPU's heat output.
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December 9, 2012 12:50:38 AM

Is it a cyberpower with the cheapass thermaltake cpu cooler meant for a 45 watt cpu , or the stock factory AMD cpu cooler ?
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December 9, 2012 1:08:53 AM

I'm using the stock cooler that came with it from NewEgg.

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December 9, 2012 1:10:22 AM

Did you secure the heatsink properly and remove the plastic cover from the bottom of the heatsink?
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December 9, 2012 1:14:50 AM

Bobstrauss said:
I'm using the stock cooler that came with it from NewEgg.

if it is the one in the thread above it is for a 45 watt cpu and will NEVER cool the 8150 , cheap piece of crap !
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December 9, 2012 1:19:08 AM

Why would Newegg send him some random heatsink when there is already one supplied with the CPU?
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December 9, 2012 1:21:31 AM

I am using the stock AMD cooler that came with it. Looks like this:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/amd-fx-8150-stock-cooler-/00/s/N...$T2eC16hHJGYE9nookQUwBQ(Q7GGN+w~~60_35.JPG

Of course I removed the plastic, and it came with thermal paste already applied. It was secured well, and even the Geek Squad at Best Buy determined it was installed correctly (when they diagnosed my PSU that was DOA).

I'm worried that this unit is either a lemon, or that I made a huge mistake in buying a chip/fan that produces noise like a hair dryer.
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December 9, 2012 1:22:07 AM

jay_nar2012 said:
Why would Newegg send him some random heatsink when there is already one supplied with the CPU?

NO IDEA BUT THE OTHER THREAD THE GUY BOUGHT AT NEWEGG AND THAT IS THE COOLER THEY SUPPLIED WITH THE COMPUTER , SUPPOSE IF THEY BUY LOTS THEY CAN GET THE CPU FOR $5.99 CHEAPER WHO KNOWS .
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December 9, 2012 1:23:18 AM

Bobstrauss said:
I am using the stock AMD cooler that came with it. Looks like this:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/amd-fx-8150-stock-cooler-/00/s/N...$T2eC16hHJGYE9nookQUwBQ(Q7GGN+w~~60_35.JPG

Of course I removed the plastic, and it came with thermal paste already applied. It was secured well, and even the Geek Squad at Best Buy determined it was installed correctly (when they diagnosed my PSU that was DOA).

I'm worried that this unit is either a lemon, or that I made a huge mistake in buying a chip/fan that produces noise like a hair dryer.


That is the right cooler for the cpu
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December 9, 2012 1:26:56 AM

The stock cooler is loud as hell once the temps rise over 35c , the fan with short straight blades makes noise , the old athlon x2 or opteron x3 had a 9 blade fan with curved longer blades and it was quiet , i swapped fans of the old opteron cooler onto my 1100t to quiet it down a bit
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December 9, 2012 1:39:39 AM

The fans on the stock coolers are made by Delta, they make fans that push a hell lot of air, they also spin up to high speeds and create lots of noise.

That doesn't look like the 8150's stock cooler, it looks like a HS for an older CPU.

Here is the 8150's stock cooler -
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December 9, 2012 1:53:51 AM

jay_nar2012 said:
The fans on the stock coolers are made by Delta, they make fans that push a hell lot of air, they also spin up to high speeds and create lots of noise.

That doesn't look like the 8150's stock cooler, it looks like a HS for an older CPU.

Here is the 8150's stock cooler -
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6103/6264149472_7215d13441_z.jpg

that is the old fan , since pII they have the short straight blades and only 7 not 9 blades
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December 9, 2012 2:29:01 AM

It's a hot CPU. Even my 1055T ( I believe they have the same HS, since AMD isn't too well known to re-designing them.) Those things just run hot (125W CPU after all). Swap it out with something better if you can't handle the noise. Also, the stock thermal past (I think it's Shin Etsu, silicon based) is good. But if you want something better, there are lots of options for not much money. But rest your mind, your CPU is fine. It's. Just. Loud. As most things in life, if you throw money at it, it will improve.

Just my 2 cents.
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December 9, 2012 2:34:49 AM

But crazy loud though at idle??
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December 9, 2012 2:38:32 AM

At idle it should not be loud . What are your idle temps ? If 33 or under the fan should be turning slow , relative to the AMD fan spped ? Can you give rpm and temp at idle ?
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December 9, 2012 2:52:04 AM

I will once I get my monitor situation sorted out. Right now I don't have one, as my TV won't recognize it anymore (after initially working the first few times).
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