x4 955 stock vacuum cleaner and smart q-fan

April 30, 2011 at 00:31:16
Specs: Windows 7, x4 955
I have an asus m4a77t mobo with x4 955.
I dont want to overclock or anything.
THe problem is , the system after a powerup kinda quiet. Once i start a game the fan goes up to 6-7k rpm, which is fine, but after the cpu goes idle again, the fan stays at 7k rpm until the next pc shutdown.
Would the Asus Smart Q-fan Function resolve this?
My idle temp is 35C, my load is 52C
Thanks for the upcoming help

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June 11, 2011 at 14:59:59
YES. Q fan should be enabled and set to either optimal or silent, that way when temperatures drop, instead of the fan continuing to run at max, it will throttle down when it doesn't need the extra airflow for cooling. Also, if you are using the stock heatsink, the heatsink fan clips into place with little plastic pins. I would recommend taking the fan off and flipping it over, because the temperature diode is on the wrong side and it won't be able to adjust it's speed properly if you don't. I know, you'd think AMD would have noticed this...but this is partly why it is throttling up and never throttling back down. The other part of that is that if Q fan is not enabled, the fan is MUCH slower at adjusting itself to the correct speed based on temps.

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