All fans are noisy. If you have the PC in a non-carpeted room or if there is a screeching noise, then you have a fan problem and it needs to be replaced. A loud humm is okay specially in a carpeted environment. Having extract exhaust fans in the case is also good for a 3.2G.. If in doubt use option D! if the cooling system on a 3.2 is not a-ok then you CPU goes kaput!
I have an Asus P5GD1 motherboard w/ a Intel 915P HT Express Chipset, Intel P4 HT with 3.2GHz, 1GB of DDR RAM, 200 GB S-ATA 7200rpm 8MB Hard Drive,ATX Med Tower Case with 400W power, LiteOn
16X Double Layer DVD +/- RW, Asus PCI Exp Powered by ATI X300 w/126MB, and im running Windows XP Home Edition. I am also running two displays one LCD (as primary) the other CRT.
My CPU fan/heatsink is the one that came with the CPU and is making a lot of noise and working at 100% all the time (according to Speedfan). I only have the heatsink and a side fan in my case.
A)Get a new heatsink fan and replace the one that is in there for my first time ever.
B)Get a 80mm fan for the front of my case to bring in air and a 120mm fan for the back exhast.
D)All of the above
The excessive noise is really getting to me. Thanks for any help!