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Old 2004-02-21, 07:32   #4
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Jul 2003
So Cal

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Originally Posted by mickylaren
I noticed that while running the test, the noise my computer's fan makes (Dell Dimension 8200, 2.26GHZ, 512MB RDRAM) changes. It sounds like while the test is running the fan slows down (not significantly, but enough that I can hear the difference).
Are you sure it's not the fan turning on or speeding up? For example, the cpu fan on my Opteron turns completely off when the cpu is idle. When I start something running, it kicks on after a few seconds and slowly ramps up to full speed over a couple of minutes. When I shut the process down, the fan slowly ramps down then turns off over a few minutes. I would be surprised if the newer Intel processors didn't do the same thing.

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