Anyways I recently built my first ever PC and was amazed when I got it up and running, I played Skyrim at max on it for the first 2 days or so and the PC was silent, every fan was very quiet etc even the CPU fan was quiet.
However the past 3 days or so the noise from the fans is on the rise and I'm kinda disappointed. It's not the case fans as I've checked them and it's not the GPU fan as that makes next to no noise at all.
Unfortunately it seems to be the CPU fan getting louder even when idling, however for the first 2 days while playing skyrim under load the CPU was silent?
I've tryed turning turbo mode off in the Asus bios etc but nothing works. I just want my PC to be like it was for the first to days it was silent haha.
Note : I do use the stock intel heatsink but even so why would it get louder? any help greatly appreciated cheers
A louder CPU fan always means that the heat transfer between the CPU and the heatsink is not adequate for whatever the computer is doing. This could be due to an inadequate heatsink, poor seating between the CPU/heatsink, or both.
There is one more possibility and that is that the CPU fan is failing, or the speed is not set right in the BIOS. Check the temps using RealTemp and then set the CPU fan speed logic in the BIOS.
I've checked the temps and they are normal and the CPU is set at regular clock speed etc in the bios, it just seems to be spinning more/ getting louder
Yes, the temps are normal because the fan is spinning faster. This means that the heat transfer is inadequate. The solution is to get a better heatsink, re-seat the CPU/heatsink, and set the CPU fan login in the BIOS.