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Thread: CPU Fan speeds up during gameplay

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    I have an AMD X2 4200+ and it all of sudden speeds up pretty loud and stays that way right in the middle of playing DOD:S, This has never happened before and I don't know why its happening now. I'm thinking of maybe getting a new CPU cooler to replace the stock one, but my case is so bloody crammed I dunno if any good after market coolers will fit.
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    Im beginning to think maybe its due to the heat in my case, the case is so crammed with shit and I dont think theres any other way I can rearrange the PSU cables and whatnot to better increase the airflow.

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    Check your CPU heatsink. I suspect it needs cleaning.

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    Download and run a program called SpeedFan, it will tell you the temps and allow you to control the fans.

    It may help to get a quite CPU cooler like one of Zalmans models if the noise is a problem. I use the Zalman 9500 series and am very happy with it - cool temps and silent operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234 View Post
    Check your CPU heatsink. I suspect it needs cleaning.
    Yes this is probably a good idea. Get a bottle of "canned air" and blast the dust off everything thoroughly, including your PSU.

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    Alright, I'll have to pickup a can or 2 tomorrow.... hopefully it helps

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    Just see what your temp is.
    I bet it's speeding up to keep the cpu cool during games when it gets hotter.
    It's pretty obvious that that's what's happening, actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park View Post
    Alright, I'll have to pickup a can or 2 tomorrow.... hopefully it helps
    just take the heatsink off and use a hairdrier... cheaper and easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park View Post
    I have an AMD X2 4200+ and it all of sudden speeds up pretty loud and stays that way right in the middle of playing DOD:S, This has never happened before and I don't know why its happening now. I'm thinking of maybe getting a new CPU cooler to replace the stock one, but my case is so bloody crammed I dunno if any good after market coolers will fit.
    if ur shit is crammed i recommend this one.

    otherwise, this one is the best on the market!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco View Post
    Just see what your temp is.
    I bet it's speeding up to keep the cpu cool during games when it gets hotter.
    It's pretty obvious that that's what's happening, actually.
    Yeah, but how come its never happend before? IT just started doin all of a sudden...

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