I swapped out the chipset fan on my Gigabyte X570 ITX board for a Noctua NF-A4x20 PWM. Noctua moves more air and is quieter. Has a little bit of a chunky sound compared to the stock fan which was more high pitched, but I prefer the Noctua and can rarely hear it even with my case right on my desk.
Do you have a photo that you could show us? If possible, I wouldn't mind seeing how it looks.
So did you try Silent mode on the new BIOS? Is the fan still audible?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.
Sounds good. I think I'll pull the trigger on the Tomahawk. Yours was the only account I found of the fan being in any way annoying, and if you say it's now a non-issue then I guess there's nothing to worry about. If it fails in a few years I'll just DIY something up like I had to do in the nforce2 days.The newer BIOS versions on the X570 Tomahawk keep the fan at 0% on Silent mode unless it gets hot.
You hear the fan for a second at power-up, but that's it.
No Silence mode is not the default, I believe Balanced is the default.
Boost mode makes the fan run high speed for high-end overclocking.
I thought you have this board?