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Good HS/HSF

Post by dAvies.lOcker » Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:20 pm

1 started this thread a while back, voicing my concerns over my CPU idle/load temperatures.

I have decided that i want to invest in a new HS/HSF and am wondering what people would recommend. I have an Athlon XP 2400+ (Socket A) and i would prefer the fan not to sound like a jet engine taking off !!!
Maybe one with a fan controller?

Cheers

D.L


PS. One slight problem i have. if i am reading the the Zalman website correct, some of the most recommended HS/HSF arent compatible with my motherboard!

example: zalman CNPS7000A/B

http://www.zalman.co.kr/product/cooler/ ... st_eng.htm

I have a MSI KT6V mobo ....this is making the choice harder

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Post by Rusty075 » Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:37 pm

Your motherboard doesn't have the mounting holes around the socket, so you're limited to clip-mount HSF's.

The Si-97 would be my recomendation, it outperforms the 7000 at low airflow.
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Post by Project » Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:40 pm

mmm if i were id forget it. My cpu temp on my athlon xp 2500 was at 45 'c idle and max at 53 with stock cooler , i eventually got a zalman 7000 and it droped to 42 idle and 45 load. seriously though 53'c is nothing to worry about my p4 northwood idles at 50

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Post by MonsterMac » Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:03 pm

SI-97 - Put it in my aunts computer, and it's running fanless on top of a mobile 2500+ @ 1.35V.
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Post by NigthStalker » Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:39 pm

dam SI-97 is the thing that everyone talks about...
but daing it's expensive , 65 $ can over here , and plus you got to get a fan whit that , like 20 $ more... ; me too i have some temp problems , but it's just cuz i g2g clean my HS , but not now , im going to get XP-M 2500+ and overclock it , but i need a @#$%ing HS for it see , and i don't have 100 $ for it see, thats why im up at 1 am looking for a HS that isn't noisy and isn't expensive and has good CFM and all see........ ok........
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Post by rpsgc » Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:15 pm

Well, since I have the same CPU as dAvies.lOcker and my MB also isn't compatible with the Zalman 7000, instead of making a new thread I'll post in this one.

I can't find the SI-97 here, so I'm deciding between the Thermalright ALX-800, Noiseblocker BadBoy, and Aerocool HT-101 and DP-102. Either one are to be fitted with a Noiseblocker S1 80mm fan (11dBA, 22CFM). Can you help me choose one?
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Post by niels007 » Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:27 pm

Just a note: Avoid the Noiseblocker fans.. They are better than average but are prone to high frequency whining which is very annoying. Nexus, Papst, Panaflo.. those are the better alternatives..

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Post by Tibors » Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:36 pm

Don't know about what exhaust fan(s) or PSU you have, but with the Aerocool coolers you could try ducting to either one. Then you don't need a fan on the HS.
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Post by rpsgc » Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:47 am

Tibors wrote:Don't know about what exhaust fan(s) or PSU you have, but with the Aerocool coolers you could try ducting to either one. Then you don't need a fan on the HS.
I have a Aerocool AeroPower B/S 450W (two 80mm fans) and a Antec SLK3000B with a 120mm exhaust fan. Could I run the DP-102 or HT-101 without a fan just with the SLK3000B's duct? --> Either way, with a 11dBA fan I'm not really going to hear it :D

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niels007 wrote:Just a note: Avoid the Noiseblocker fans.. They are better than average but are prone to high frequency whining which is very annoying. Nexus, Papst, Panaflo.. those are the better alternatives..
Well, I got it for free so I guess I can't complain ;)
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Post by Tibors » Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:10 am

The intake duct is for use in combination with a "traditional" heatsink, with the fan parallel to the mobo. Tower type heatsinks don't work well with side panel intake ducts. They try to occupy the same space, but are meant for different airflow directions.


P.S. Don't believe marketing bullshit dB(A) numbers like 11dB(A) for a fan that moves any usefull amount of air.
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Post by rpsgc » Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:15 am

Ok Ok... but it's still quiet :P I'd really like to know what you recommend.

Aerocool HT-101
Thermalright ALX-800
Other...?
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Post by Tzupy » Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:53 am

Hi,
For a Socket A mobo without mounting holes you should avoid heavy tower-type heatsinks, especially if you are moving your computer often.
I am currently using a Tt Silent Boost, it's decent, although after 6-7 months from purchase the fan is not so quiet anymore.

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Post by burcakb » Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:24 pm

Falconrock II with a 5V medium Yate Loon on top. Cools very well and dirt cheap too :)
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Post by rpsgc » Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:47 pm

burcakb wrote:Falconrock II with a 5V medium Yate Loon on top. Cools very well and dirt cheap too :)
Thermal resistance 0.558 °C/W
All I can say :shock:
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Post by rpsgc » Sun Jan 30, 2005 11:15 am

Other than the HT-101 I can't seem to find any good "quiet" HS/HSF for Socket A compatible with MBs without mounting holes :(
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Post by burcakb » Sun Jan 30, 2005 11:30 am

rpsgc wrote:
burcakb wrote:Falconrock II with a 5V medium Yate Loon on top. Cools very well and dirt cheap too :)
Thermal resistance 0.558 °C/W
All I can say :shock:
OK, I should have said cools well for the job. I use it to cool a 70W Palomino. Actually I use the fan at 3V now, not 5V, and temps max out at 53C folding. He'll be cooling a 2400+ probably a T-Bred core that's about as hot but with a larger surface area. So he should be alright.
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Post by rpsgc » Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:25 am

What about the DP-103 :lol:
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