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CPU cooler making noise out of the blue


Justhavocman

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Ok so im running an i7-2600 3.4GZ not overlocked cpu , and due to me living in Greece and during the summer our temps can reach up to 45 degrees i was having problems with my cpu temps and decided to buy the Coolermaster V8 cooler , thing is that for the past week its been making extremes ammouts of noise even when doing simple tasks , like opening a game E.g , world of warcraft ( not involving battles etc ) and league of legends , but the noise is like its running on full load , im getting 35-40 temps at idle and 45-50 TOPS at full load when games are running , i really cant find an explanation as to why its been making so much noise lately , should i replace the fan with an aftermarket one? i tried cleaning it with a dust cleaner spray but to no avail! Any help is really appreciated , cheers!

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KRONOS the First

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it has a "smart fan option" , it would seem to work if im correct? if not , i did download the programe , running at around 1.8k RPM iddle

Sorry not sure what you are trying to say.

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Justhavocman

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Let me rephrase , the Fox One programe i recently downloaded has a "smart-fan" option on the Fan tab , which pretty much adapts the fan speed depending on the load of the CPU , any idea if its reliable? By the way , im running at around 1800 RPM on idle!

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KRONOS the First

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1800 seems reasonable for idle, but go and check at the Cooler master V8 webpage,you should find the tech specs there. I would do it but I am on a tablet now and will not be back to my PC till tomorrow.

As to your question concerning the reliability of the Fox One smart fan software, I am sorry I have no idea,I have never bought or had a Foxconn mobo so cannot give an opinion. See how the fan behaves,if it is still running at full pelt all the time then it might well be a faulty fan.

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nickf

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I would suggest that the bearing is failing in the fan . If you can get to it , try a VERY SMALL drop of lubricant ( WD40 ) . This may well stop noise , but only be a temp solution , new fan would be req . good luck

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