Athlon fan too loud!!

I just bought a brand-new AMD Athlon 3000+ (Socket 939). Now i'm quite happy with my new system but for one thing: the fan on the processor is far too loud.

Now i'm not sure if the "Cool & Quiet" technology has anything to do with it, but when i open the application thing the processor speed gauge and voltage meter remain static- Frequency is always at 1800 MHz and voltage at 1.3750. The meter remains the same whatever i do.

I'm not sure what to do- is there a problem with the "cool n quiet" thing or should i just get a new heatsink and fan?
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  1. You have to enable "cool and quiet" in the bios. I also use a zalman "fan mate 1 or 2" rpm adjuster, running my heatsink fan at 2500-3000.
  2. There are two options with Cool n Quiet on the BIOS: auto and disabled. I have it on Auto
  3. In windows, under power management, it has to be set as minimal power management, or something like that.

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  4. AMD's boxed fans are not loud, so it maybe broken..

    But if case temp is high, those cpu fans do spin much faster, and at lower rpm if temp is low (even without cool'n quiet).

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  5. Did you install the "cool and quiet" driver on the mobo cd? You can also get it off amd's website.
  6. Yes yes, i installed everything and made sure everything is on minimal power settings etc. etc. but it just doesnt work
  7. Do you overclock?

    You must make sure your CPU multiplier is left to "auto" in the BIOS.

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  8. multiplier doesnt matter for the a64's unless you make it lower. only the atholon fx's overclock when you raise the multiplier.
  9. C&Q change the value of the multiplier to lower CPU frequency. If you FIX the CPU multiplier in the BIOS, C&Q can't work.

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  10. I'm going to agree with hans. I have 3 a64s. I cant hear any of the fans over hdds, or in one case, the 9800p gfx card. Make sure the fan screws are snug (dont tighten too much though) and that the bracket is fully engaged.
  11. I have a Antec Sonata II case with that air-flow tube thing right above the CPU- (no extra fan) Would that increase the sound?
  12. I have a Antec Sonata II case with that air-flow tube thing right above the CPU- (no extra fan) Would that increase the sound?
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