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Topic # 59403 5-Apr-2010 12:21
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Well, I've found the cause of my noisey room. It seems even turning off two of the computer fans, the CPU fan is the loudest PITA.

I had a look at the fan, and its fine, its just noisey (It actually sounds like the fan is sort of scraping, its hard to decribe) but anyway!


So logic said: replace the fan.

But I have no idea whereto even begin for theright fan.

I did come across this: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Cooling-fans/auction-281591675.htm

It seems to specify specific types of CPU.

I have an AMD 4600+ 64 X2 Dual Core 2.4Ghz - What I want to know, is if the linked fan/cooler will work,

and secondly, how the heck does it attach to the CPU+Motherboard. My current one has like a latch type system, but looking at that fan in that auction, it actually looks like it doesnt, and that it just sits onto of the CPU :S


Any help would be great, thanks!







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  Reply # 315013 5-Apr-2010 16:47
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I would go for one of these:

Thermalright Ultra-120 $98.75
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=381973

If you have enough air flow in your case (and a big enough case for that matter), you won't even need a fan on this bad boy.

I'm not entirely sure about the compatibility with your processor though, as I'm not up with the AMD CPUs. But it looks like it might support it.

http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/cpu/u120ex/product_cpu_cooler_u120ex_revc.html

Maybe someone else can confirm that?

I have one, and can highly recommend it. The way mine connects to the motherboard/CPU is through a mounting plate that is attached onto the "under" side of the motherboard. The cooler then has four spring tensioned screws that hold the cooler in place. Not sure how the AMD mounting works though.
Hope that helps. Smile



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  Reply # 315046 5-Apr-2010 18:08
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That does look like a nice meaty one.

My case has relatively good ventilation. It has another two fans a big one at the front and one on the acrylic side, but I switch both of those off at night, so it's probably best I do have a fan on top of the CPU.

Im still not sure though if this will be okay for my motherboard..


I have an M2N68-AM if thats helpful.

http://www.cybergb.com/catalog/images/M2N68-AM%20SE2.jpg - if you go there you can sort of see the way it clips to the motherboard






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  Reply # 315253 6-Apr-2010 10:53
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Yep that one mentioned above will fit fine :) all the AM2/AM2+ ones will fit, you see how the clip in the picture is held on by 4 screws? They unscrew, the clip comes off and the new heatsink clips to it using those screws, so you have them weighing upto 1kg. The one above weighs 790 without mounting hardware or fan, so is a good size

* Include both bolt-thru-board retention brackets for Intel and AMD





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  Reply # 315269 6-Apr-2010 11:35
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+1 for the Thermalright. I have the "ultra extreme" version and my cpu basically stays as cool as it if had a fan. Make sure you have the clearance in your case though as it is BIG (and heavy if you have an upright case)



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  Reply # 315318 6-Apr-2010 13:48
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Thanks for the information guys.

I don't have much to spend though (preferrably anything up to $50), so is there anything that is cheap, but quiet, and does the job?

I don't need the best of the best. I dont do overclocking or anything like that. the computer is running almost 24/7 however.





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  Reply # 315336 6-Apr-2010 14:43
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If you can fit a Zalman in it:
Zalman CNPS7000C-AlCu is just under $39 on Pricespy

or the:
Scythe Katana 3
Apparently are extremely quiet :)




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