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Looking For Quiet HSF

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TurtleX, Sep 12, 2004.

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  1. TurtleX

    TurtleX Thread Starter

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    I have an A7N8X-E Deluxe, AMD Athlon XP 2600+ (Thoroughbred) and a Raidmax Cobra case. I am looking for a quiet heatsink/fan. I've researched so many and lots of them look massive or are too heavy. I have a Thermaltake Volcano 11+ Xaser and the clearance between PSU and this thing is almost none, it's also loud when turned up. Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. gotrootdude

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    Have you looked into a fan controller? I run a 50CFM 60mm Delta fan on my sink (The loudest fan you can get), but I run it on a fan controller so that I can't hear it at all outside the case..
     
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    The Thermaltake Volcano 11+ Xaser comes with a fan controller which I am using. It's quiet when turned all the way down, but doesn't do a good job cooling when it's on low.
     
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    Are you useing Artic silver paste, or a thermal pad. Mine runs around 40-45C under full load.. I've even ran it without a fan on it for about a month once when I accedently broke a fan blade off while blowing the dust out.
     
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    I'm using paste. At full speed the Volcano 11+ runs at 48dB! I can't stand that much noise. I've turned it down a bit and my CPU hovers around 122F.
     
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    122F isn't that bad.. It's around 50C.. You could go lower..
     
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