Heatsinks/Fans

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kendrilanthis, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. Kendrilanthis

    Kendrilanthis OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hey there, I am looking to get a new heatsink/fan combo for my Barton 2500+ system and want something that will perform well but will be quieter than my Volcano 9.....was looking at the A1889-01 Silent Boost from Thermaltake but I have no idea on it's real world heat dissipation at max speed.....

    If anyone can show me some comparisons or a good review site for many different setups I would appreciate it....also any suggestions for good cooler systems with a lower dB value are appreciated.
     
  2. fantasi

    fantasi My Yngy is My HoneY! Folding Team

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    my advice is the Gigabyte 3D cooler Pro. Ive read it in magazines and heard of all good reviews. Even the price is affordable. Here is a test on thermal resistance with a stock cooler. CLearly the 3d cooler pro is better. http://www6.tomshardware.com/cpu/20040212/gigabyte_3d_cooler-04.html
    and to see what awards it has won, http://uk.giga-byte.com/Peripherals/News/News_List.htm <-- that just saysit for itself


    If u want to go for a fanless solution, i recommend the zalman CNPS http://www.zalman.co.kr/. they sell low sound but good thermal resistance.
     
  3. plex

    plex OSNN Junior Addict

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    The 3D Cooler is no good. It only performs [better than the stock fan] when the fan is at max rpm. The tomshardware review reads 63.6dB @ 4000rpm.
    Certainly not a good performing HSF.

    Anywho, my recommendation is to get a top quality heatsink. In my experence, almost any old fan will do, uncrank the rpm to minimum, and you have quiet and good cooling.
    You should look at getting something like this.
     
  4. fantasi

    fantasi My Yngy is My HoneY! Folding Team

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    the sp97 is a good hs but it doesnt come with a fan. The 3d Coller pro is much better then stock. Well depending on if u want to overclock it or not, i dont see why the 3d cooler pro would be a miss. plus its cheap. just set it to low and your fine.

    also try that zalman cnps 6000Cu which is what i got on my rig. all it has as fan is a 92mm fan that turns at a quite 21db....talk bout silent
     
  5. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    In common with others on this forum...... I use Coolermaster Aero 7 with a Barton 2800.
    Noise level reasonable and temps 35 and 38, as against 46 and 52 previously.
     
  6. Aero 7!
    I love mine :D
     
  7. onimkron

    onimkron OSNN Senior Addict

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    Coolermaster's Aero 7 series is pretty darn good. My cousin has one, the size of it scares you at first, but the fan speed adjuster is a useful addition.

    If you don't care about the noise, I'd recommend a swiftech heatsink/fan :)
     
  8. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Coolermaster's Areo range are noisy for the performance you get from them, the difference is tiny unles you have simular quite parts. I would strongly recommend getting a zalman CNPS 7000 range, they are quieter and out perform the coolermaster (in terms of noise) and it keeps my barton 2500+ running @ 3200+ speeds at around 32 DEG C
     
  9. Kendrilanthis

    Kendrilanthis OSNN Junior Addict

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    After reading various reviews and whatnot I went with the A1889-01 Silent Boost from Thermaltake for all of 32 bucks Canadian
     
  10. Kendrilanthis

    Kendrilanthis OSNN Junior Addict

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    Well, got the new stuff last night and after installing everythign (damn that heatsink clip was tight, pain to install) I fired it all up and ran it for a bit.....went from being able to hear my computer in the living room (30 ft away through walls and corners) to not being able to hear my computer at all when sitting on my bed 3 ft away! Woot! Not only that buy before installing the new heatsink/fan my cpu/system temps were 45 Degrees C and 50 Degrees C under idle and 51/56 under full load.....now they are 31/33 idle and 35/38 full load! MASSIVE difference, both in terms of noise and temperatures. I am completely surprised and impressed with this Silent Boost and would recommend it immensely!
     
  11. onimkron

    onimkron OSNN Senior Addict

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    Glad you're happy with the new heatsink. I've never tried Thermaltake's hardware before than the towers, but I'm glad it works well for you
     
  12. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    I hate clips. I bought a Swiftech MCX462+ heatsink a year ago, *because* I could screw it into the motherboard. I certainly have no complaints.

    Melon
     
  13. theevilsithlord

    theevilsithlord Hail to the King, Baby!

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    I have a silent boost as well, but my cpu/system temps are around 59/30. I think I may have to reapply the thermal compound seeing as when I installed it, the temps were much lower. And yes, the clip is a pain.
     
  14. Kendrilanthis

    Kendrilanthis OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hmm, I've actually noticed my temps steadily increasing as well. May just be that the ambient temp has been 10-12 degrees higher than normal tho. Not sure, first time using Arctic Silver Ceramique.
     
  15. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    ASC takes a while to set (something like 100 hours). I am using it myself for the first time. It seems to do a good job, but I am not really seeing any real temp difference between AS3 and the ASC. But I figured I would write a review after I do a good cleaning of everything again in a few days.
     
  16. bikeman

    bikeman OSNN Junior Addict

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    Heatsink/Fans

    Hi

    I'm very new to AMD Processor Scene still, and installing heatsinks I do not want to attempt, so afriad I will kill my processor really good if I was to attempt it.
    Do you guys do your new heatsink/fan installs with the motherboard in the case, our out of it? I heard it's very very hard and risky to install one due to fragile AMD chips.

    But I guess I'll go for a rear exhaust fan soon, (soon as shop has one that will fit)
     
  17. ming

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    I do mine on a flat surface. ie. out of the case so that the board doesn't bend.
     
  18. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    uuh... i don't think you'd have to worry about breaking a cpu when installing a heatsink fan. for one it's pretty much sitting in a flat surface, and i think that if a heatsink fan DID damage a CPU when someone tried installing it, the company that made the heatsink fan would have gotten a LOT of complaints. As for installing inside or outside case.... it's mostly just personal preference/how much room you have to work with. If you're using a mini tower or something where you're lucky to be able to connect everything while still keeping some airflow, then it probably would be a bit easier to remove some stuff from the case (such as maybe removing the power supply depending on where it is to give more room to move, or even removing the motherboard as well so that you have your entire room to move in). If you're using something like a server case, then you should have quite enough room to be able to swap a heatsink fan kinda easily.
     
  19. bikeman

    bikeman OSNN Junior Addict

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    Heatsink/Fans

    Hi

    Well I don't think I'll attempt changing my heatsink, since (AM not good with hardware at all, I'd never get the motherboard back in the case if I removed it) iT's a mid tower case, with only one more fan spot remaining, then it's full to the brim(almost minus one 3 1/2 inch internal bay left) Supposely shop says they can get a fan in the rear spot when they have one..otherwise I'm gonna have to go with new case, since they said it's not an 80mm spot in the rear of my case

    pics of case are here

    http://home.wideopenwest.com/~bikemano4/PC Pics.htm
     
  20. bikeman

    bikeman OSNN Junior Addict

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    Heatsink/fan

    HI

    Well I think I'll stick with what I got, and try to get a rear exhaust fan in here, and hopefully that will keep it cooler, am not good with hardware, if I removed the motherboard, would never get it back in

    pics of case are

    http://home.wideopenwest.com/~bikemano4/PC Pics.htm