Originally Posted by hotrodbob1976
I have sort of got the fan under control. Went into the BIOS and lowered the fan speed rating and now it goes to about 4700 but still keep the temp's in the same range as it did when it was 6000+. Yes it was loud, like a jet turbine.
1. Use a large heatsink/fan(120mm) as that will run at rpm of 800 to max of 2000 rpm. In my home machines I use Cooler Master; both C.M. Hyper 212+ (requires case that is at least 8.0 inch thick, as fan sits tall), or C.M. GeminII S which sits flat so can be used with a less thick case. Both usually require mobo to be removed in order to install the heatsink/fan. Of the two I like Hyper 212+ best. Check both newegg and amazon on price before buying anything.
These aftermarket coolers offer both better cooling and especially lower noise, over the stock sink/fan.
2. I see that the AMD 1090T is a 6 core black edition. Go easy at overclocking as the 6 core AMD Phenom II is specked at 125 watt power draw, which is max for many mid priced AMD mobo.
3. With regard to lower energy draw of recent Intel cpu's. my one thought is that the price premium that one pays for Intel cpu's will buy a *lot* of electricity.
OTOH, I see that Intel seems to be winning the battle cox 3 months ago newegg showed roughly an equal number of AMD and Intel desktop cpu's, whereas just now the count is AMD 28 vs Intel 52.
4. FWIW, I use AMD Phenom II 3 and 4 core cpu (all back edition), and am happy with them.