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Windows 7: CPU fan speed, better fast or slow?

28 Jan 2012   #1
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 
CPU fan speed, better fast or slow?

Is it better to have your cpu fan run slow or fast to get better temperature's?.


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28 Jan 2012   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

For one thing, your computer tends to be a little louder when your fan is running full out. As long as your cpu is running at normal specs, I would let it run using the bios or a third party application to control it.
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28 Jan 2012   #3
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

If it's PWM controlled, the fan will run at different speeds based on load.
Usually, the faster it runs, the cooler the temps.
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29 Jan 2012   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

the faster it runs, the more hot air it moves, so the chip gets cooler, but the louder the noise.
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29 Jan 2012   #5
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows Ultimate SP1/Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
the faster it runs, the more hot air it moves, so the chip gets cooler, but the louder the noise.
So, buy quiet fans for it and run it faster. You can't get the CPU too cool.
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29 Jan 2012   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As essenbe has stated. I run all my fans 100%. I have Noctua fans and they are very quiet at 100% all the time. Their is no such as too cool when it comes to computers.
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