My new setup is making a LOT of noise...

September 16, 2012 at 22:58:11
Specs: Windows Vista Ultimate, AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, 3400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor/4GB Ram
So I recently installed some new parts for my new PC build. I just installed my 600W power supply and my GeForce GTX 570 video card. My PC is now making incredibly loud noise! I mean really loud! I can hear it through headphones with music playing.

Temperature isn't bad. 40-50 degrees. The cooling fan is running at an average of 6000 RPM.

Is this normal for a high end gaming set up? Can I do anything to reduce the noise? Any advice would be appreciated. Running this thing at night when people are sleeping will be hard.


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#1
September 17, 2012 at 03:31:18
600W PSU - manufacturer ?

Have you tried to ascertain what component is emitting the noise ?

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#2
September 17, 2012 at 04:47:56
"The cooling fan is running at an average of 6000 RPM"

You don't see that as a problem?


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#3
September 17, 2012 at 08:45:03
Apologies. I don't really know what normal fan RPM speed should be. I just booted up my PC today though and noticed it at 4200 RPM currently. The noise is minimal at the moment, but I'm sure it will climb rapidly.

The PSU manufacturer is OCZ.

As I finish typing this the cooling fan speed has climbed to about 4500 RPM, and noise is increasing. So I can assume it may be the cooling fan. Might it be a good idea to get a new one?


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#4
September 17, 2012 at 12:11:01
I have a Phenom II X3 that's overclocked & just checked the readings - 33C at 1814 RPMs.

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