Strange one this. On start up my Arctic freezer pro cpu fan goes at full belt(around 2800 rpm) and so is a bit noisey. The cpu temp is coolish at 30c when at this speed although overclocked from 2.4 to 3.0ghz. I can overcome this only by completely turning off the pc and then back on(restaring has no effect). Then it runs quiet at around 500 rpm and around 38c.I'm sure that after this, even when gaming and it hitting 58c it still runs at the slower,quieter speed. Any ideas why this happens or perhaps a programme that can control the fan speed? Q6600 quad core @ 2.4ghz clocked to 3.0ghz.
Thanks for the reply. As per skidzy i will look at that option as well (sounds cool),no pun intended.(O:! Off on 12 hr nights soon so it's a job for tomorrow. Will post back with the outcome. Many thanks.