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

Posted on 2006-07-16
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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.
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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
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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.
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you can always disconnect it, and check the connector; can be a bad contact.
Or replace the fan if you lost confidence in it.
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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)?
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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.
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