Thread: Want to Sell Rampage IV Extreme X79 motherboard
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Old February 26, 2013, 09:15 AM
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Had a question via PM I thought I'd repost here:

Got a couple of questions about that board your selling, how loud is the chipset fan and how often does it kick in if I drop in a few GTX 660's or 560ti's? I plan to do a semi-quiet Folding rig and that's an amazing price for such a mobo.
The chipset fan has 3 settings. Silent, Duty Cycle and Performance. When you reset the CMOS it defaults to Performance (the noisiest one). I always ran it on the Duty Cycle setting, set to 50%. I could never hear it over my GPU fan or rad fans, especially when my GPU's were folding.

I never tried the Silent setting as the 50% setting was quiet enough for my use and I always figured that keeping the chipset cooler was better than no fan at all.

The settings to adjust it are under the Monitor tab in the BIOS, BTW. And the UEFI bios on this board is WAY better than the one on the Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 I just installed last night.
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