3.2 GHz P4 Extreme CPU Fan Noise - Why? HELP!
Posted on 2005-02-26
I have an HP 3 GHz P4 in my office running double lcd panels and can run a dozen ap's with almost no noise period.
Now to the real problem - I have a 3.2 Intel P4 (it's not the extreme chip though-the question title meant extreme noise not chip) Thermaltake with Asus MB at home and I hate the damn thing. I have a server rack that holds 6 servers and this thing makes as much noise as those servers, all I have to do is throw a single task like opening a small PDF at it and it starts racing and stays that way and I feel like throwing it out the window.
We've narrowed it down to the CPU Fan as we removed the other fans from the box and were able to ID it as the Intel Fan. This is the last time I evere attempt building my own PC. I bought the best of everything for it and I have had nothing but problems. My main issue is I cannot stand the noise any longer. I already replaced the Thermaltake fans with low noise fans to discover it's the processor fan.
I have a network of 320 PC's and none of them make this damn noise, not even my servers at the office do this once they've warmed up and after a year I can't take it anymore. Anyone know of a Fix before I put this thing on Ebay for someone that desn't care about the noise? HELP!