Core i5 3450 + stock cooler

Hello, all
For the time being, I'm limited to the stock cooler that came with the CPU, but for some reason it's only ramping up to 1200RPM. Is this normal? If so.. I really need to find an 1155/1156 bracket mount for my Zalman 9900NT sooner than I thought.

I've triple-checked the wiring and mount points - everything's settled in properly
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  1. WELL I DONT KNOW but look at what can be done

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmw8v4sV7vI
  2. That's a 3570k, not a 3450, and I'm asking about stock cooling (because that's the only option I have for the next week or two, minimum), not a Hyper 212 Evo..
  3. Nevermind.. seems the stock fan was semi-DoA and didn't want to spin at all without manual nudging. Replacing it with a CNPS 9900 soon as I can.
  4. LiveFyre said:
    Nevermind.. seems the stock fan was semi-DoA and didn't want to spin at all without manual nudging. Replacing it with a CNPS 9900 soon as I can.


    it's not the coolers fault then. Your MOBO decides whether it only runs at 1200 rpm or it increases with heat.
  5. No, the mobo is brand-new. I had to literally reach in and manually start the fan spinning before the fan's motor caught on. And now it has this God-awful whirring noise.. ugh.
  6. LiveFyre said:
    No, the mobo is brand-new. I had to literally reach in and manually start the fan spinning before the fan's motor caught on. And now it has this God-awful whirring noise.. ugh.


    Your MOBO decides whether your CPU fan increases during higher temperatures. Read your manual. Some MOBOS doesn't offer that and only runs at a single speed.
  7. ... I opened my case while it was turned on. The fan wasn't even starting. It hadn't been since I installed it. I reached in and gave it a little nudge and it works okay now, minus the noise.
  8. for less noise and optimal cooling i could recommand a aftermarket cooler, do u have a budget in mind?
  9. I already have a Zalman CNPS 9900NT, just no way to mount it - no idea where the LGA 1156 bracket for it went. I contacted Zalman to see if they still sell parts for that cooler, but if not.. I've got my eyes on the one that took its place, the 9900ALED.
  10. hmm 9900aled seems nice if u can afford that
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