• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1627
  • Last Modified:

What is normal speed: stock Intel CPU fan with Pentium 4 XE 3.2 GHz?

What sort of speed should I normally be seeing from the stock fan that Intel supplies as part of the retail Pentium 4 XE 3.2 GHz?

Right now with a modest load, in the Abit-EQ utility that came with my Abit MB, I'm seeing a steady 2109 RPM  for the CPU fan, with a CPU temp of around 125 F (53 C) during a Norton Anti-virus scan with a a couple of other applications running.
0
murrayhome
Asked:
murrayhome
  • 3
  • 2
1 Solution
 
nobusCommented:
i would think that is about normal.
Do you want a better cooling ? use a zalman  like the  CNPS9500 LED, but there are others :
http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/code_list.asp?code=009
0
 
murrayhomeAuthor Commented:
I dont' think I need better cooling -- at least not now that I wiped all the fans' blades with Q-tips and sucked the dust away with a vacuum cleaner.  The fins under the stock Intel CPU fan were especially clogged with dust, and I had receeived an over-temperature warning.  Once I had done the cleaning and saw that the PC is operating without incident I began monitoring the temps and RMS's more closely, and that's when I saw the 2109 for the CPU fan and wondered whether that was normal -- being so much lower, as it was, than the speeds of the NB and Abit OTES fans.

Moreover, while yesterday the CPU fan seemed to keep a steady 2109 no matter what the load, right now it went up to 2481 for a few minutes, and has now settled down again to 2109 RPMs.
0
 
nobusCommented:
you can always disconnect it, and check the connector; can be a bad contact.
Or replace the fan if you lost confidence in it.
0
 
murrayhomeAuthor Commented:
Are you suggesting that 2109 RPM is NOT a normal speed for the stock Intel-furnished fan -- that it's too low?  At the moment it's running at 2481 RPM.
And do I correctly assume that this fan SHOULD vary in speed (presumably according to temperature)?
0
 
nobusCommented:
No - i did not. You seem to think that it is not running normally, that is why i said what you can do about it.
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Kill tickets & tabs using PowerShell

Are you tired of cycling through the same browser tabs everyday to close the same repetitive tickets? In this webinar JumpCloud will show how you can leverage RESTful APIs to build your own PowerShell modules to kill tickets & tabs using the PowerShell command Invoke-RestMethod.

  • 3
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now