Does the 570 chipset fan make noise?

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I would like some input from owners of different MBs.
Does the little onboard fan make noise and when and how much?
 
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I have an Asus Crosshair VIII Hero. As with all builds for me it starts out on the benchtop and stress tested before installing in a case. I can say the chipset fan could barely be heard over other noises even during 100% loads. Very quiet compared to days of old when Nvidia chipset motherboards were in vouge. I can't vouch for other boards but the Asus implementation is nothing to be concerned about.
 

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X570 Aorus Elite, I set the fan curve to silent and as far as I can tell it doesn't even spin. Temps never seem to get to above mid-high 50s c on the chipset, and the danger zone for those is 90-100 c I believe.

I've heard that it's there since there's no thermal throttling support in the silicon, to prevent burn-up in run-away scenarios. Not really required to run 99% of the time.
 

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I would like some input from owners of different MBs.
Does the little onboard fan make noise and when and how much?
by default it's set to run between 30-50% depending on the manufacture, all of them have implemented silent mode options which can be turned on in bios. not sure what the threshold is for the different manufactures but gigabytes is 70C before it'll go to 30% which you'll never hit unless you put a hair dryer directly on it.
 

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When it's on, it's very very very annoying.

Aorus Ulta has same setting as the above mentioned Elite with Silent, thank goodness.
 

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I wonder how all the other many, many motherboards that don't have a chipset fan manage to keep on keeping on year after year :barefoot:
 

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I wonder how all the other many, many motherboards that don't have a chipset fan manage to keep on keeping on year after year :barefoot:
Some of us have had many mobos with chipset fans going back many years.

Those small fans can sound like an angry bee and can get much worse as the bearings fail.
It is a valid concern.

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I wonder how all the other many, many motherboards that don't have a chipset fan manage to keep on keeping on year after year :barefoot:
AMD's fault on this one since they designed X570 in-house, and the consensus seems to be that it won't temperature throttle in some edge-cases. ASMedia is doing the next, so who knows if it'll be necessary for that one.
 

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Mine does not come on until the chipset is around 60C. I do see once in a while during extreme use it may start spinning, have to look at HWInfo64 to see that it did, but I never hear it. I can hear it on power on since it does a full blast test cycle but after that without checking HWInfo64 or getting down to PC lever with a flashlight I never know it is running or has run. MSI X570 MEG Ace here.
 

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Those small fans can sound like an angry bee and can get much worse as the bearings fail.
It is a valid concern
that's been my main concern...not the noise level but the shelf life of the fan...my current motherboard is 10 years old...can I realistically expect an X570 board chipset fan to last that long (extreme example)
 

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I've tested numerous X570 boards with these chipset fans. They are annoying when the system first powers on, but most of the time you won't hear the fans as they won't kick on until the PCH temperature is fairly high. Even at 50c-60c you still won't typically hear them.
 

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Case airflow and ambient temperatures are a factor also. Even though I set the chipset fan (x570 Aorus Ultra) to use the most aggressive profile possible, I almost never hear it. I usually have pretty low ambient temperatures though, along with a lot of case airflow over the chipset heatsink.
 

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The one on my MSI creation board only runs at boot then shuts off, never have seen it run outside boot.
 

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I just setup a new MSI X570 Tomahawk and the fan was annoying to me.

A couple of things though..... I have the tower right behind the monitor on my desk, so it's close to me.
The other thing is that not only could I hear the fan, it kept changing speed which made it far worse.

I tried the Silent Mode, but it did not improve much. Then I switched it to Manual Mode and set the speed
to be the same for the first two levels and moved the temp trigger a little higher.

So now instead of the constantly changing speed and sound pitch, it stays at a slower but constant speed
for the first two temp levels. Then if the chipset temp starts getting really hot, the slope on the fan speed
goes full tilt vertical to maximum speed. Way better on the sound now and it still has plenty of cooling.

ETA: I still have some concern on how long that small fan will last. I think I still have some replacement
after market chipset fans in my junk box from the old DFI days though. lol

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what happens if the chipset fan does die?...if you have 5-6 case fans will that be enough to cool the chipset or does it need that dedicated chipset fan?
 
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I constantly monitor chipset temp in HW info it's never gone higher than 65C and the fan only comes on for self test at boot. I set it to come on at 65 so it rarely comes on unless its 95F or higher ambient.
 

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what happens if the chipset fan does die?...if you have 5-6 case fans will that be enough to cool the chipset or does it need that dedicated chipset fan?
I think power consumption is higher with X570 boards compared to B550.

If the fan dies, it probably won't matter unless you are overclocking and don't have enough airflow even with the current fans.

Worst thing that would happen is that cpu will throttle and/or computer will shut down.

I don't want to worry about a chipset fan and even with B550 prices, it's still lower than X570 in most cases. Some of the good MSI B550 boards like the Mortar, Tomahawk and Gaming Edge are good X570 alternatives with most of the benefits or features but no chipset fan to worry about.
 

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I think the chipset fan will probably outlast the life of the system.

But if its a big concern email your board vendor and ask them that would be best place to get your answers directly from the source.
 
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Aorus Ultra user from release weekend. only hear it when under load using the quiet preset. I did replace the TIM on the southbridge which lowered temps by 10 degrees +/-
 

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Never hear it on my Gigabyte master MB and my computer on my desk right next too me. People making too much of a deal out of it.
even if it's a very small 5% deal it's still something extra to deal with versus having no chipset fan on the board...the people that keep downplaying it aren't understanding the bigger picture...plus it's not even about the fan noise so much as longevity/failure...I've been using my current system/motherboard (minus GPU/SSD upgrades) for literally 10 years...will the chipset fan last that long??
 

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even if it's a very small 5% deal it's still something extra to deal with versus having no chipset fan on the board...the people that keep downplaying it aren't understanding the bigger picture...plus it's not even about the fan noise so much as longevity/failure...I've been using my current system/motherboard (minus GPU/SSD upgrades) for literally 10 years...will the chipset fan last that long??
You also seem to forget this isnt the intel 4/8 malaise years. I kept my 3770K cpu for 8 years, the longest I have ever kept any system. I used to replace my system completely after around 4 or so years. Thanks to intel I had no real reason to upgrade for a small amount of performance. Now that computer performance isnt stalled out anymore, I expect things will go back to the way they used to be back in the past.

Keeping a system for 10 years is an abberation caused by intel being both greedy and not having competition, that wont happen anymore. I expect it to go back to 6 year old system is worse than a potato and wont run much of anything anymore. It will be more like the old days when cpus would double in speed and graphics cards would give 100% plus increases in power and make old stuff obsolete quickly.
 

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even if it's a very small 5% deal it's still something extra to deal with versus having no chipset fan on the board...the people that keep downplaying it aren't understanding the bigger picture...plus it's not even about the fan noise so much as longevity/failure...I've been using my current system/motherboard (minus GPU/SSD upgrades) for literally 10 years...will the chipset fan last that long??
Odds are the fan will given it doesn't even run majority of the time. If it dies the system will totally be still usable. People need to get over it. Sure the chip runs hotter then others and AMD felt it was needed to cover the worst possible situations. If it really bothers you then buy a damn B550 board. People just need to stop acting like it runs at 100% and sound like a jet engine all the time.
 

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If it really bothers you then buy a damn B550 board...
too late...I already bought an MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk :D ...although it will remain unopened until I decide if I want to continue to wait for Zen 3 or just go with a 3700X
 

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even if it's a very small 5% deal it's still something extra to deal with versus having no chipset fan on the board...the people that keep downplaying it aren't understanding the bigger picture...plus it's not even about the fan noise so much as longevity/failure...I've been using my current system/motherboard (minus GPU/SSD upgrades) for literally 10 years...will the chipset fan last that long??
Think laptop fans. They can last beyond the useful life of the laptop they are in while facing more dirt and tightly enclosed spaces.
 

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I've had my X570 taichi for a few days now, I'm running with all 3x m.2 slots full, a 4th m.2 in a riser card and my GPU and I've yet to hear the fan once. According to HWinfo chipset temps seem to be be between 60c-73c.

Not sure if BIOS revisions did anything for this as my very first step on gettng this mobo was to update to the newest bios.
 

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It seems like there's a new thread every other week on every forum about this...
 

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does the chipset fan make noise- Yes at full speed which it almost never gets to...will you hear it over the other fans in your case- No...will it break down in the future- Maybe
 

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The first 1.0 BIOS on the X570 Tomahawk would let you set 0% speed on the chipset fan using manual control.
The newer BIOS versions force a 20% speed minimum so it will never be "off".

I set it so it remains at 20% unless it starts getting really hot, then it ramps up to 80%-100%.

Can't hear it at 20% though. It goes to 100% at power on and I can certainly hear that for a few seconds but after
that it goes quiet at 20%.

We'll see if the fan survives for a few years at least..... hopefully.


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I had my doubts. Turns out I was worried about nothing. I never once heard the fan on my Asus X50 CH8 Hero. And my desktop was a open case, on my desk by me.
 

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The first 1.0 BIOS on the X570 Tomahawk would let you set 0% speed on the chipset fan using manual control.
The newer BIOS versions force a 20% speed minimum so it will never be "off".

I set it so it remains at 20% unless it starts getting really hot, then it ramps up to 80%-100%.

Can't hear it at 20% though. It goes to 100% at power on and I can certainly hear that for a few seconds but after
that it goes quiet at 20%.

We'll see if the fan survives for a few years at least..... hopefully
I also have the X570 Tomahawk...I haven't built my system yet but bought the board once I saw it was in stock...I wonder why they changed the fan profile from 0% to 20%...maybe as a precaution

so this MSI fan profile is no longer accurate?:

Silent : stopped < 70°C , 2400RPM at 75°C, 3000RPM at 85°C , 4000RPM at 95°C+
Balanced: stopped < 50°C , 3000RPM at 72°C , 3600RPM at 80°C , 5000RPM at 95°C+
Performance: stopped <50°C , 3600RPM at 75°C , 4600RPM at 80°C , 5500RPM at 95°C+
 

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I also have the X570 Tomahawk...I haven't built my system yet but bought the board once I saw it was in stock...I wonder why they changed the fan profile from 0% to 20%...maybe as a precaution

so this MSI fan profile is no longer accurate?:

Silent : stopped < 70°C , 2400RPM at 75°C, 3000RPM at 85°C , 4000RPM at 95°C+
Balanced: stopped < 50°C , 3000RPM at 72°C , 3600RPM at 80°C , 5000RPM at 95°C+
Performance: stopped <50°C , 3600RPM at 75°C , 4600RPM at 80°C , 5500RPM at 95°C+
I’m sure they didn’t want people basically turning off the fan. How many boards for rma’d over that? Probably a lot.
 

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I also have the X570 Tomahawk...I haven't built my system yet but bought the board once I saw it was in stock...I wonder why they changed the fan profile from 0% to 20%...maybe as a precaution

so this MSI fan profile is no longer accurate?:

Silent : stopped < 70°C , 2400RPM at 75°C, 3000RPM at 85°C , 4000RPM at 95°C+
Balanced: stopped < 50°C , 3000RPM at 72°C , 3600RPM at 80°C , 5000RPM at 95°C+
Performance: stopped <50°C , 3600RPM at 75°C , 4600RPM at 80°C , 5500RPM at 95°C+

I'm running BIOS v1.2 and it looks like they did change the profiles from what you have.
(I have it set to show speed in % instead of RPM)

They changed the max trigger temps to be lower, 83C from what I saw.

"Silent" & "Balanced" profiles still start with 0% (stopped) speed.

I have it on the "Manual" setting which has a 20% minimum speed, it won't let you turn it off.
It's currently running 51C at idle or light load.

On BIOS v1.0 I tried the "Silent" profile but could still hear it making noise so I went with Manual
to get it to quiet down. Will maybe try Silent again on this new BIOS since they changed things.

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I’m sure they didn’t want people basically turning off the fan. How many boards for rma’d over that? Probably a lot.
why would boards be RMA'd over that when everyone keeps saying that the fan barely used to turn on...
 

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why would boards be RMA'd over that when everyone keeps saying that the fan barely used to turn on...
People are saying it’s hardly audible. They are always running slightly under load at least. If they didn’t there would be no need for the fan...
 

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I was remembering the max temp trigger from the CPU not the chipset.

Here's a screenshot of the Silence profile. I'll try that for a while and see how it goes.


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