rednikita
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Help?? I just add a new CPU and now fan sounds louder and faster, is this going to be a problem?

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So I just added 3 gb of RAM and a new intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66 GHz CPU to my XPS 410. I used Arctic silver thermal compound on the original heatsink and new processor. Closed it up booted it up and I am using it this very minute.  I cleaned off the fan and air vents with pressurized air.  The Problem is that now, what i assume is the fan, is blowing loudly and sounds like it running faster than usual. Is this a normal occurrence?  Is this indicative of a pending problem?  If it is indicative of pending issues what do you think went wrong with the installing process and what do i do to fix it?????

 

 

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Re: Help?? I just add a new CPU and now fan sounds louder and faster, is this going to be a problem?

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With the new CPU and added RAM, you have increased the heat in the PC.  How much? but it is an increase.  Although I don't usually suggest BIOS updates, since you have upgraded the CPU, make sure you have the latest BIOS version.  One caution on the BIOS update, follow the instructions exactly as a failed and corrupted BIOS and your ONLY option is to replace the motherboard.

One thing to check, however, is the thermal compound (there is a compound manufacturers correct procedure for applying the compound) and whether the heatsink is making proper contact.



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rednikita
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Re: Help?? I just add a new CPU and now fan sounds louder and faster, is this going to be a problem?

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Thanks for responding....

I have the latest BIOS for Windows Vista. I updated that before I installed all the new hardware. I am sure i did the arctic silver correctly (it's only a horizontal line the size of a grain of rice).  I just wasn't expecting this increased fan noise. Really wondering if other people experience this and if it's a  common (non-problematic) side effect of increasing the hardware.

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Re: Help?? I just add a new CPU and now fan sounds louder and faster, is this going to be a problem?

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I used the Arctic Silver on my Q6600 and I have more than the one line on mine.  My Q6600 runs in the mid 30's to around 40 deg C most of the time.



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rednikita
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Re: Help?? I just add a new CPU and now fan sounds louder and faster, is this going to be a problem?

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I added more thermal compound and now it's working beautifully!! Thanks all!!!

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Re: Help?? I just add a new CPU and now fan sounds louder and faster, is this going to be a problem?

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Cool.  Please mark my response as the answer, thanks.



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rednikita
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Re: Help?? I just add a new CPU and now fan sounds louder and faster, is this going to be a problem?

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I did already! Smiley Happy

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gus2144
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Re: Help?? I just add a new CPU and now fan sounds louder and faster, is this going to be a problem?

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try reseating the ram

what cpu did you have before?

the fan might be running higher because of more power in the cpu!

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