View Full Version : Phenom II X1090T fan making tons of noise
I just installed my new Phenom II X6 1090T. It's the first CPU I installed in a while. Perhaps the last one was the Celeron 300A, and that came on a card. Anyway, seemed simple enough, especially after watching a YouTube video (and the start of another which luckily reminded me to upgrade the BIOS). Of course, I have no idea if I did everything correctly, but the PC at least works.
Problem is the fan noise. It's just terrible. I ran Overdrive and it says that FAN0, which I guess is the CPU fan, is running at around 5400rpm. Temperature is 51C for that fan (room temperature is 32C). CPU usage is at around 17%, which isn't idle, but it's not even close to load. Cool & Quiet is enabled.
So the first question is, did I do anything wrong? Did I mess up the thermal paste by moving it, dust got in the way, that kind of thing. I mean, is it normal temperature to be 19C over room temp with a slight load?
Second is, is it possible to undervolt the non-load voltage? I underclocked and undervolted in Overdrive, but that only reduces the voltage when the cores are at max. Most of the time they're at 2400MHz and voltage goes to 1.325, which is more than I set.
It's a real pity that I can't just put the old CPU back in, because I'll need to reapply thermal past which I don't have.
Anyway I guess I'll start looking for aftermarket coolers. Never used them, but this noise is completely driving me nuts.
07-23-2011, 02:21 AM
At full rev stock amd fans tend to be a bit noisey. but 5400 about right for rpm. as for the noise I can't hear your fan to tell you if it's louder than it should be.
07-23-2011, 04:46 AM
Any fan, running at 100% makes a bit of noise, more so GPU and CPU fans. Some boards can automatically adjust CPU fan speeds as needed. As far as the temps..for a cpu it depends on your cpu. my Athlon X2 4600+ runs at about that, under 100% load. Maybe that is a bit high if the CPU doesn't have much load.
07-23-2011, 07:51 AM
My room is 22c my cpu at idle is 34-35c. that's with the system sitting with only IE running. that's a 12-13 c difference and my old aluminum only cooler ran hotter. your room is hot, the system is going to run hot. a better HSF will help but cooling the room it's in will help more.
I think I'll order a low end cooler, probably the CoolerMaster Hyper TX3, which is in stock at ZigZag2000. If I had an idea of the noise I would have ordered a cooler from Amazon when I ordered the CPU, and would have had more choice and lower prices. Still, hopefully even a low end cooler will be better than the stock cooler.
I just didn't imagine another cooler would be needed because the Phenom II 710's cooler was a lot quieter.
Edit: Might go for another cooler. There are local stores so would depend on what's in stock. I really want to get this replaced quickly.
07-23-2011, 06:04 PM
I agree with Black, you may want to drop your ambient temps by a lot. if your ambient going to be that high I suggest you get a really good cooler.
Dropping the ambient temperature may be a solution, but it's like killing a mosquito with a nuclear missile. I've had PC's working in these temperatures for years, and never had problems with fan noise. Granted, the 1090T has a high TDP, but it's not as if I'll be stressing it most of the time. All I need is a cooler which will make less noise, or at least less noise at low load. I think (or rather, hope) that a low end cooler would be enough for this.
07-23-2011, 07:02 PM
get a heat pipe cooler, something known to work, the price doesn't always mean better, some companies will charge more for the same perfomance because they can.
07-26-2011, 03:42 PM
ET look at the A50 by Corsair on newegg. I have one on my OC'ed i5-760 and it keeps it super cool with almost no noise. Cant hear it over the vid cards.
I (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181012)ts less than 19.00 after rebate and free shipping.
Joshua, the A50 is Intel only. Besides, I'm limited to what's available here in Israel. I ended up ordering the Hyper TX3. I should get it in the next day or two. Hopefully it will be good enough. I'm sure that at the very least it will be better than the stock cooler.
07-27-2011, 12:29 PM
I am so sorry I ment the A70. I should pay more attention to my page links. 26.00USD
Ah, thanks. Too late, but there's actually a local store that sells it. Costs about $57, which isn't that bad. The Hyper TX3 cost me $41 including shipping, but I was willing to pay more to have it sent by courier, so I don't have to leave home to take it. I'm also a little worried that the A70 will be too big for my case. It's rather narrow (under 19cm), so the slightly smaller TX3 is safer (and I'll still be worried even about it until I get it).
07-27-2011, 02:34 PM
I looked at the TX3 you should be good with that. If not you could change the fan and get better noice/performance ratio.
Definitely a big improvement. Not completely silent at load, but quieter at load than the stock cooler is at idle. It's definitely bearable at load so I can run the folding test I wanted without feeling like a jet is taking off inside my house. Cores are currently at 57-58C (ambient 31C) folding on six cores at stock speed.
07-31-2011, 09:22 PM
Can't complain about that.
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