Subject: silent cpu fan?
By: wrathofgod (IP: 65.31.229.*)
Written on: 22-01-2005 08:35

I am wishing to replace my intel factory fan, and possibly the heatsink, in an attempt to lower the noise produced by my setup. CPU is an intel P4 2.6mhz (currently not overclocked). If you can give me any advice on a fan I could use please post it. Any good advice on picking a new heatsink would be useful aswell.

Thanks all


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
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