By: Tillmann (IP: 83.121.1.*)
Written on: 22-01-2005 14:40
replacing the fan alone and keeping the same heatsink is not a good idea. The fan on Intel stock heatsinks is designed to provide adequate cooling for the CPU; if you want a quieter (and thus less powerful) fan, you need a better/larger heatsink to compensate for that.
Look for a large heatsink with a large, low-speed fan. Larger fans provide a better ratio between noise and air flow. If your motherboard/case permits it, check out the Zalman CNPS 7700 series coolers.
There are also quite a few interesting coolers from Thermalright that are sold separately (without fan); you can combine them with an ultra-quiet 80mm fan of your choice (e.g. Papst -NGL series, or a Verax fan).
By: scifi3018 (IP: 204.116.2.*)
Written on: 24-01-2005 01:01
Be sure when looking for fans
1. The lower the decibels (db ) the quieter it is
2. the higher the Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) the better it works