I've just put my new rig together and fired it up.
Was doing the Windows Experience Index and the CPU fan was wailing like a banshee and hitting 6000rpm. It's the stock AVC Heatsink/Fan combo that came with the Phenom II X4 955BE. The AVC website quotes a max RPM of 4500 @ 44.5dB.
Now it was a hot day here today, ambient temperature of 38C, and the CPU cores were getting into the mid 50's under load, but I'm wondering how long this fan will last at those RPM's. It sounded like a turbo-prop plane at takeoff.
The fan is a little 70mm job. Should I look for a replacement fan, or just go for a reasonable after market cooler.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
2x4 Gigs G.Skill Ripjaws @ 1333
Sapphire 5670 1GB
Antec 300 Case
2 x 500GB Western Digital HDD's
Any suggestions appreciated.
PS: It's cooled down here now and the CPU cores are 37C and the fan a quiet 2550rpm