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A CPU should never be at 50+C under load much less at idle. I really doubt your fans are the problem since you can increase their rpms with iCyclone. It sounds like what tells the fans to turn on and increase their speed is the problem. Possibly you possibly may have multiple problems compounding each other. Perhaps one caused the rest to happenproblems. I would start with replacing your heatsink and the sensor on it. You can get this on eBay for $10 or less. Instructions for that are [guide|508|here.] If the heat pipes (tubes on the heatsink) have been compromised they no longer function properly and don't bring the heat to the cooling fins. They contain a small amount of a liquid, usually ammonia, if it has leaked out then nothing in that system is working properly. The heatsink is not pulling heat from the chips as it should and even if you max out the fans they aren't doing their job either. The fans do not cool the chips they cool the fins at the end of the heat pipes. If the heat pipes are bad the heat doesn't even hit the left or right thermal sensors to tell the fans to kick on because the heat pipes aren't drawing the heat to the fins through the heat pipes. During the process of replacing the heatsink you will need to replace the thermal compound. I suggest using Arctic Silver 5, [product|IF179-010|you can find that here.] If this doesn't solve the problem I would replace the left & right thermal sensors. You can get them for about $5 each on eBay.
A CPU should never be at 50+C under load much less at idle. I really doubt your fans are the problem since you can increase their rpms with iCyclone. It sounds like what tells the fans to turn on and increase their speed is the problem. Possibly you possibly may have multiple problems compounding each other. Perhaps one caused the rest to happenproblems. I would start with replacing your heatsink and the sensor on it. You can get this on eBay for $10 or less. Instructions for that are [guide|508|here.] If the heat pipes (tubes on the heatsink) have been compromised they no longer function properly and don't bring the heat to the cooling fins. They contain a small amount of a liquid, usually ammonia, if it has leaked out then nothing in that system is working properly. The heatsink is not pulling heat from the chips as it should and even if you max out the fans they aren't doing their job either. The fans do not cool the chips they cool the fins at the end of the heat pipes. If the heat pipes are bad the heat doesn't even hit the left or right thermal sensors to tell the fans to kick on because the heat pipes aren't drawing the heat to the fins through the heat pipes. During the process of replacing the heatsink you will need to replace the thermal compound. I suggest using Arctic Silver 5, [product|IF179-010|you can find that here.] If this doesn't solve the problem I would replace the left & right thermal sensors. You can get them for about $5 each on eBay.

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A CPU should never be at 50+C under load much less at idle. I really doubt your fans are the problem since you can increase their rpms with iCyclone. It sounds like you possibly may have multiple problems compounding each other. Perhaps one caused the rest to happen. I would start with replacing your heatsink and the sensor on it. You can get this on eBay for $10 or less. Instructions for that are [guide|508|here.] If the heat pipes (tubes on the heatsink) have been compromised they no longer function properly and don't bring the heat to the cooling fins. They contain a small amount of a liquid, usually ammonia, if it has leaked out then nothing in that system is working properly. The heatsink is not pulling heat from the chips as it should and even if you max out the fans they aren't doing their job either. The fans do not cool the chips they cool the fins at the end of the heat pipes. If the heat pipes are bad the heat doesn't even hit the left or right thermal sensors to tell the fans to kick on because the heat pipes aren't drawing the heat to the fins through the heat pipes. During the process of replacing the heatsink you will need to replace the thermal compound. I suggest using Arctic Silver 5, [product|IF179-010|you can find that here.] If this doesn't solve the problem I would replace the left & right thermal sensors. You can get them for about $5 each on eBay.

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