I have a question.. I hope someone can help!
I recently purchased a new motherboard, CPU, and cooling fan and have them set up and working. I'm not too up-to-date on the sorts of CPU fans there are and how much noise they make, but the fan I have attached to my CPU's heatsink is rather... noisy. I probably wouldn't mind the noise so much if it were simply noise, but the fan is also causing heavy amounts of vibration... so much so that when I stand in the room below the one my computer is in, I can still clearly hear a dull humming sound coming from the ceiling. It is also causing the metal case to make some very annoying and squeaky sounds. According to my BIOS, the fan is currently running in the range of 4600-4900 RPMs, and it is keeping the processor at 32° C (100° F). So.. does anyone know what the safe temperature range is for an AMD Athlon XP 2200, and what brand/make fan I could use to cool it and still keep a tolerable noise and vibration level? I'm afraid the vibration will damage components eventually.
Thanks in advance for any help!