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 Post subject: [AMD 5200+/M2N68-AM Plus] Pointless to add fan regulator?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:33 pm 
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Hello

My work PC is running an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ on an Asus M2N68-AM Plus motherboard.

SpeedFan returns the following readings:

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/6686 ... amplus.gif

I have a couple of questions:
1. Are SpeedFan readings reliable? Is my CPU really 21°C?
2. Are AMD's "Cool 'n' Quiet! Technology" + ASUS Q-Fan the best that can be achieved, and I won't get a more silent fan by adding a 4-pin fan controller like a FanMate?

Thank you


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 Post subject: Re: [AMD 5200+/M2N68-AM Plus] Pointless to add fan regulator
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:31 am 
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littlebigman wrote:
1. Are SpeedFan readings reliable? Is my CPU really 21°C?

Who knows? It seems a bit too much low, at anyway.
Give a look to that temp with either Core Temp and Open Hardware Monitor (or similar tools).

littlebigman wrote:
2. Are AMD's "Cool 'n' Quiet! Technology" + ASUS Q-Fan the best that can be achieved, and I won't get a more silent fan by adding a 4-pin fan controller like a FanMate?

Apart the Zalman FanMate doesn't have a 4-pin connector (but the more costly FanMate PWM does, if in case), why can't you simply use SpeedFan to dial down your fans?

Generally speaking, a really good (the FanMate isn't so, it's an above average unit) hardware fan controller is always better than any BIOS control, even the best ones, in order to silencing a rig.

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