what % should my CPU and GPU fans run at?


Logical Ron

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I posted a similar question at Tenforum and haven't got any replies so I hope this is not considered cross posting.

I an using the App Fan Control to control my fans in my system. I would appreciate if someone here is also using it they can help me out. I'm not sure what % the CPU and GPU fans should be set to. I want to setup some curves and then use those curves to also run my case fans. I need to understand what % the CPU & GPU should be set to before I can set any curves.

I don't put a large load on my PC, IN fact the build I have is OverKill but I wanted to build a new powerful system so I did. I have always built my own systems and always build more than what I need.

I will include a few screenshots to show you my CPU temps when doing basic computing things also a screenshot of fan Control to show what the auto setup set the fans to. I feel with the low temps I can lower some of the fans to make the case quieter. I have a GPU with 3 fans but only 2 show up on Fan Control and only one of them is showing a RPM which is always around 550 rpm, yet when I look at the fans on my GPU none are running. I know a GPU fan only runs when needed and since I don't put much load on the GPU it makes sense why they are not running but why does fan control say one fan on GPU is at 553 rpm? Below are screenshots of my CPU temps and Fan Control.

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Thanks in advance
 

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@Logical Ron


It depends on the temps you're getting.
Fan curves will be different for every comp.

For me... I set the CPU fans to keep the CPU about 26-27C at idle.
Then I set the GPU fans to keep approx. the same temp.

For the top of the curve, I try to keep the CPU and the GPU fans where the high temps will be 75-ish, on both CPU and GPU.


I keep the CPU fans locked at 85% (3000 rpm fans).
For my vid card I use fan curves...

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These are my current idle temps, with the ambient room temp of 65F...


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@Logical Ron


It depends on the temps you're getting.
Fan curves will be different for every comp.

For me... I set the CPU fans to keep the CPU about 26-27C at idle.
Then I set the GPU fans to keep approx. the same temp.

For the top of the curve, I try to keep the CPU and the GPU fans where the high temps will be 75-ish, on both CPU and GPU.
So to make sure I understand you correctly, you are saying if I set a curve for my CPU the Minimum should be 26-27C and the max should be 75C


So if I create a curve for CPU and GPU with a Minimum at 25-27C and max at 75C Fan Control will figure out the % the fans should be running at? I can then create a curve mix of CPU and GPU and that should balance the system and I can assign that curve to the case fans?

Any idea about my GPU fans not all 3 showing up on Fan Control and one having a rpm even though none are running? I guess I am assuming you use fan control, maybe you were just replying to the min and max temps for CPU and GPU ???
 

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So to make sure I understand you correctly, you are saying if I set a curve for my CPU the Minimum should be 26-27C and the max should be 75C


So if I create a curve for CPU and GPU with a Minimum at 25-27C and max at 75C Fan Control will figure out the % the fans should be running at? I can then create a curve mix of CPU and GPU and that should balance the system and I can assign that curve to the case fans?

Any idea about my GPU fans not all 3 showing up on Fan Control and one having a rpm even though none are running? I guess I am assuming you use fan control, maybe you were just replying to the min and max temps for CPU and GPU ???



I set the CPU fans at 85% in the BIOS.
For the vid card I use EVGA Precision X1 to control the fans.
My case fans all run at 100%.
I picked case fans that do what I want, when they run at 100%, so I don't have to mess around with them.
Low noise and high airflow for the case fans.



You pretty much have to "tune" your fans to suit "your" needs.
Use the various temps as a guide.

Try to set things up so your temps stay between 30C and 75C, no matter what the load.
You'll need to play around with things till you get a fan plan that works for you.


Fan Control may have been originally coded, before there were vid cards with three fans.
The vid card itself, may only have sensors for two of the three fans.
 

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I set the CPU fans at 85% in the BIOS.
For the vid card I use EVGA Precision X1 to control the fans.
My case fans all run at 100%.
I picked case fans that do what I want, when they run at 100%, so I don't have to mess around with them.
Low noise and high airflow for the case fans.



You pretty much have to "tune" your fans to suit "your" needs.
Use the various temps as a guide.

Try to set things ups so your temps stay between 30C and 75C, no matter what the load.
You'll need to play around with things till you get a fan plan that works for you.
Thanks for the info I will create a curve with the min and max you suggested and see what happens. Wow 3000rpms that case must sound like a 747 taking off jk.........lol
 

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LOL
That's why I run those fans locked at 85% (2500 rpm).
And they're still fairly loud. :-)
I'm trying to find the best setting to cool my system as needed and not hear loud fans... wish me luck!
 

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I'm trying to find the best setting to cool my system as needed and not hear loud fans... wish me luck!



You'll get it. It just takes a little while... "tuning" the fans to suit. :-)
 

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    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
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    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
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    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
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    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
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    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
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    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
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    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
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    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
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    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
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    Symantec (Norton)
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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
My CPU cooler Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE CPU Air Cooler came with 2 fans and they seem to work fine. If I chose to upgrade the fans you gave me a link to was the one I had considered when I built my system so I would go with them. Thanks!!
 

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    Intel Core i7-12700KF Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Core
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk WiFi Gaming Motherboard
    Memory
    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 32GB (2x16GB) 6000MHz CL36 Intel XMP iCUE
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce RTX™ 3060 GAMING OC 12G (rev. 2.0)
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    (2) Samsung S24E310HL 23.6-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitors
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    (3) SAMSUNG Electronics 870 EVO 2TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD for storage
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    PSU
    Corsair RM750e Fully Modular Low-Noise ATX Power Supply
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    Carbide Series™ Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case
    Cooling
    Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE CPU Air Cooler
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    Logitech K800
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    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    680 Mbps
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    Chrome as default with Firefox as well
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    Avira Pro
My CPU cooler Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE CPU Air Cooler came with 2 fans and they seem to work fine. If I chose to upgrade the fans you gave me a link to was the one I had considered when I built my system so I would go with them. Thanks!!


The one I linked above is LOUD. You probably won't like it.
If you're into quiet.. look for a CPU cooler with 140mm fans. They are seriously quiet.



It's not cheap, but this is probably the best CPU air cooler out there...

 

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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
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    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
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    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
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    Dell U3011 30"
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    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
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    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
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    Logitech Optical M-100
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    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
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    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
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    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
The one I linked above is LOUD. You probably won't like it.
If you're into quiet.. look for a CPU cooler with 140mm fans. They are seriously quiet.
I believe the fans that came with my cooler are 140mm so that is why I most likely like them........lol I am watching the tutorial from the designer of fan Control and now his video makes more sense to me with the added help you gave me on the min and max temps. In the morning here I will configure the fans and report back

Thanks for your help, going to bed now :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    I built my system
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-12700KF Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Core
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk WiFi Gaming Motherboard
    Memory
    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 32GB (2x16GB) 6000MHz CL36 Intel XMP iCUE
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce RTX™ 3060 GAMING OC 12G (rev. 2.0)
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    (2) Samsung S24E310HL 23.6-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitors
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    (3) SAMSUNG Electronics 870 EVO 2TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD for storage
    (1) Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD for OS
    PSU
    Corsair RM750e Fully Modular Low-Noise ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Carbide Series™ Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case
    Cooling
    Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE CPU Air Cooler
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    680 Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome as default with Firefox as well
    Antivirus
    Avira Pro
(y)


Your current CPU cooler has 120mm fans.

Product Description​


Technical Spec :
Heatsink Specifications:
Dimension:L125 mm x W110 mm x H155 mm
Weight:730g
Heat pipes:6mm heatpipe x 6 units
Copper Base:C1100 Pure copper nickel plated


TL-C12C FAN Spec:
Dimension:L120 mm x W120 mm x H25 mm
Weight:120g
Rated Speed:1550 RPM±10% (MAX)
Noise Level:25.6 dBA
Air Flow:66.17 CFM (MAX)
Air Pressure:1.53mm H2O (MAX)
Ampere:0.20 A
Connector:4 Pin (PWM Fan connector)
Bearing Type : S-FDB Bearing




This Noctua CPU cooler maxes out at 24.6 dBa with 82.5 cfm air flow.
Slowing it down to 66 cfm would probably be about 20 dBa

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3527 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
Just to add, I recently bought a Noctua DH-15 to replace an ailing AIO cooler. I love it. It keeps the temps nice and cool and it's so quiet I can't even hear it.

My GPU on the other hand...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self build
    CPU
    Ryzen 5800X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte x570 Aorus Elite Wifi
    Memory
    32 GB GSkill Trident Neo with pretty LED lights
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS TUF GAMING RTX 3070 Ti
    Sound Card
    On board Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung 32 inch curved - one 4K, one 1080p
    Screen Resolution
    4K, 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Samsung 980 Pro Nvme, 1 TB Samsung 970 EVO Nvme, 2 x Samsung 970 2TB SSD SATA
    PSU
    EVGA 1000Q
    Case
    Rosewill something or other
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15. A whole schwak of Noctua case fans. $$$
    Keyboard
    Logitech G815
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Hero
    Internet Speed
    700 up, 600 down
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    MalwareBytes
I'm trying to find the best setting to cool my system as needed and not hear loud fans... wish me luck!
Be aware there are a number of ways to lesson fan noise including the size of the fans - here the smaller the fan, the more RPMs needed to cool components, and a reason I never use 120mm fans.

My PC case only has three "case" fans - two stock 220mm front fans. One 140mm rear fan (Corsair). The AIO (Corsair) CPU cooler uses two 140mm Corsair fans. Outside the GPU and PS FAN, that's it. I also have no HDD drives in my system to lessen noise even more.

And because I don't overclock, I've tuned the case fans via the BIOS, AIO fans via Corsair's iCUE to keep the system cool and quiet. I guarantee you won't hear my fans if you were sitting next to my PC unless I was gaming, and that would GPU fans ramping up.

This is perfect as I also use my PC as my audiophile system as posted > here.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (Build 22631.3296)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 G2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    500mb Download. 11mb Upload
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    System used for gaming, photography, music, school.
  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro 22H2 (build 19045.2130)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z270X-GAMING 8
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair Dominator Platinum (3333Mhz)
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R9 Fury
    Sound Card
    Onboard (Creative Sound Blaster certified ZxRi)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2415 (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    3 Samsung SSD drives: 1x 512gig 950 NVMe drive (OS drive), 1 x 512gig 850 Pro, 1x 256gig 840 Pro.
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova 1000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Phantek Enthoo Luxe
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 710
    Internet Speed
    100MB
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    This is my backup system.
Setting your fan curves is going to be something pretty unique to your own setup. For example, Ghot said he shoots for 26-27C for idle, but unless you are running the same CPU, with the same cooler, in the same case with similar ambient temps, trying to shoot for his exact numbers isn't going to be particularly useful.

I run an AMD Ryzen 5900x with a Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro air cooler, in an Fractal meshify S2 case with the stock 3 x 140mm case fans. My CPU idles around 35-37C with this setup. My box is practically silent, you have to look at it to see if it's actually turned on. I run an EVGA 3080 FTW3 Ultra, and have the little switch set on the card to keep the 3 fans running all the time, rather than idle stopping them. I found the idle stop annoying because I could hear the fans kick on and off. I pretty much left the fan curves set on defaults for my Asus Rog Strix X-570 E gaming. I have fan control tied to my CPU temps and they idle up as temps rise.

During a gaming session (mostly Call of Duty), I can hear my fans when i take my headset off. But my box isn't loud by any means. My video card is set with a minor undervolt and a frequency cap via MSI Afterburner. My GPU maxes out around 52-55C depending upon the map I happen to be playing. If I remember correctly, 60C is about the highest I see on my particular CPU.

I'm perfectly happy with my temps. My box is stable, it's well within specs and it's pretty much silent. Although my case allows for up to 9 case fans, the 3 stock fans have proven adequate for my needs.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink SEI8
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8279u
    Motherboard
    AZW SEI
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 2666Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus 655
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus ProArt PA278QV
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe
    PSU
    NA
    Case
    NA
    Cooling
    NA
    Keyboard
    NA
    Mouse
    NA
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Mini PC used for testing Windows 11.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900x
    Motherboard
    Asus Rog Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    64GB DDR4-3600
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 3080 FT3 Ultra
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ. ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27” WQHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    2TB WD SN850 PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe
    2TB Sandisk Ultra 2.5" SATA SSD
    PSU
    Seasonic Focus 850
    Case
    Fractal Meshify S2 in White
    Cooling
    Dark Rock Pro CPU cooler, 3 x 140mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Corsiar K65 RGB Lux
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender.
Setting your fan curves is going to be something pretty unique to your own setup.
Agree with this one hundred percent.
For example, Ghot said he shoots for 26-27C for idle, but unless you are running the same CPU, with the same cooler, in the same case with similar ambient temps, trying to shoot for his exact numbers isn't going to be particularly useful.
Yes, it is a balancing act. My i9-9900K (a hot running CPU) idles 31ish C. I could go for lower temps, but at the cost of higher fan RPMs, and a noisier system. Instead, I prefer silence over lower temps. Been running that way for 5 years now (built in Feb 2019).

But yes, no one shoe fits all ;-)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (Build 22631.3296)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 G2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    500mb Download. 11mb Upload
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    System used for gaming, photography, music, school.
  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro 22H2 (build 19045.2130)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z270X-GAMING 8
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair Dominator Platinum (3333Mhz)
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R9 Fury
    Sound Card
    Onboard (Creative Sound Blaster certified ZxRi)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2415 (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    3 Samsung SSD drives: 1x 512gig 950 NVMe drive (OS drive), 1 x 512gig 850 Pro, 1x 256gig 840 Pro.
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova 1000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Phantek Enthoo Luxe
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 710
    Internet Speed
    100MB
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    This is my backup system.

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