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 09/26/2013 09:00 PM
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aaronrose
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Hi guys

My CPU fan runs very fast when I have only a few applications open. Even when the ambient temperature in the room is less than 25C the fan runs at what sounds like maximum speed with only a few applications open (say, firefox, itunes and outlook and nothing substantial running in the background).

I have an AMD FX-6200 processor and Gigabyte motherboard which I purchased less than 12 months ago and I've had the issue the whole time. I placed the tower on top of the desk to allow for maximum air flow but it made no difference. I also tried changing the fan's smart control in the bios but the only option I could find was to disable smart control which runs the fan at maximum speed the whole time.

Can anyone help me? No one I've asked has any clue how to fix the problem and coming into summer here it's going to get even worse and more annoying.

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Aaron

 09/26/2013 09:25 PM
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WMudrockJr
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AMD Overdrive does offer Fan Control, which allow you to down step the fan to a desired setting.

Go here to read and download.

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/amd-overdrive/Pages/overview.aspx



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 09/26/2013 09:47 PM
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Thanks mate. But if you manually control the fan speed, how do you know what speed to set it at, or whether it's keeping the system cool enough?

 09/26/2013 10:31 PM
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Well if it is running 100% then crack in back down to something else less  offending, but enough to cool you system under normal load.

Contact the motherboard people to see if they can help or maybe there forum has something on these issue.

Check your Bios settings there maybe some sort of Auto/Manual setting there. Most Gigabyte boards use bios have a detailed settings try doing a reset to default.

 



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 09/27/2013 04:26 AM
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aaronrose
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Well it's not usually at 100%, but it's usually loud enough to be annoying. I downloaded Overdrive and when I go to the Fan Control section it shows no reading and the options are greyed out.

I tried the bios, only has smart control on/off option. When it's off the fan runs at 100% all of the time.

I thought it would be a processor issue as it's the processor's fan but I'll look into motherboard options nevertheless.

 09/27/2013 11:53 AM
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The BIOS would be where any CPU fan speed adjustments exist. Not all mobo models offer CPU fan speed adjustments.



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 09/27/2013 12:03 PM
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Gigabyte should have their own fan speed control program the same way ASUS has their AI Suite.

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 09/27/2013 03:52 PM
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Have you tried to enable "AMD Cool N Quiet Technology" in the BIOS settings? You might need to refer to the motherboard's manual on a list of settings for the BIOS configuration.



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 09/28/2013 08:06 PM
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jeepster
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That is a TDP 125 W CPU. You would suffer screaming fan at full load.

At idle, I would expect not.

Is the heatsink mounted on CPU properly?  How old is system? Has dust built up on it?

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