[mythtv-users] Silent Fan for Socket A (AthlonXP 3000)
bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 1 18:16:04 EST 2005
Joe Votour wrote:
>If your board has the four holes surrounding the CPU
>(which is apparently not required by AMD in Socket A
>designs), then you can use one of the Zalman flower
>designs. When the fan is turned down to the lowest,
>it's very quiet, and still does a good job of cooling.
> (I use them in all of my PCs, including my socket 754
>Otherwise, another good heatsink is the Thermalright
>XP series. They're just a big block, and you attach
>your own (quiet) fan onto them (of course, you need to
>find a quiet fan).
>If you're looking to make a quieter PC, I highly
>recommend that you check out
>http://www.silentpcreview.com - they have reviews of
>many heatsinks along with noise readings.
I just put in a all copper Zalman on a socket 754. Much quieter than the
you probably could get by with the copper and aluminum mix. I think it
was $20 cheaper at newegg.com.
>--- Jeff Simpson <llcooljeff at gmail.com> wrote:
>>I am upgrading the processor in my myth/desktop box
>>from an AthlonXP 1600 to
>>a 3000 (because it's the fastest processor my board
>>can support and I was
>>going to buy another 1600 for somebody else but
>>opted to trade mine up and
>>give them my old one instead).
>>I need to get a new fan because the one I have
>>doesn't cool enough for a
>>3000. I have always gotten the Thermaltake brand and
>>really like them, but I
>>want to get something quiet. I looked for the
>>Thermaltake SilentBoost A1889,
>>and while it seems like a great + quiet fan, there
>>are NO vendors that have
>>any stock in these, except the ones selling it for
>>$50 (instead of $20).
>>I have an order placed for one, but I expect it,
>>like the others, will be
>>cancelled when they realize they have no stock.
>>So my question: Anybody have other suggestions for
>>good silent SocketA fans
>>that will be happy cooling an AthlonXP 3000? I'd
>>like to keep cost under $30
>>and preferably have the noise rating close to or
>>under 20dBA. Thanks
>> - Jeff
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