if you turn on "quiet fan" the speed will be adjusted to maintain the target temp. 50C is fine for a P4.
I just wanted to pick your brains for some advice. This week I put together a pc for the first time and I am over the moon. I?ve gone from a Pentium 3, 500mhz to a Pentium 4, 3.4ghz processor. Wanted to go down the dual-core route but I only use my pc for word processing and surfing the net. Anyway, to get to the point, I?ve been monitoring my cpu temperature for the last 5 days and it has been at a constant temp of 33 degrees. The only time this went higher was when I installed XP and hit 44 degrees. My cpu fan is running at full speed at 2083 RPM. I wanted to know if it would be safe to turn this down a little? The following is a short passage taken from the motherboard manual?
CPU Quiet Fan
This item allows you to identify the temperature of CPU fan. If you set this option as [Disabled], the CPU fan will operate in full speed. If you set this option as [Enabled], you will find the items ?Target CPU Temperature( C)?, ?Tolerance ( C)?, and ?Minimun Fan Speed? appear to allow you adjusting them. The default value is [Disabled].
Target CPU Temperature ( C)
The target temperature will be between 45 C and 65 C. The default
value is .
Tolerance ( C)
The default value of tolerance is , which means the error of the
target CPU temperature will be within 2 C.
Target Fan Speed
Use this option to set the target fan speed. You can freely adjust the
target fan speed according to the target CPU temperature that you
choose. The default value is [Fast]. Configuration options: [Fast], [Middle]and [Slow].
Its probably very simple but as I?m new to this and wanted to get some advice before messing with anything. Thank you all for your time in advance.
Just for your info?
P4, 3.4ghz current temp reading = 33
corsair 1gb RAM running in dual channel
asrock motherboard current temp reading = 28
western digital 80gb + 320gb hdd current temp reading = 23
500 watt psu