[mythtv-users] Silent Fan for Socket A (AthlonXP 3000)

Joe Votour joevph at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 1 17:07:02 EST 2005

If your board has the four holes surrounding the CPU
(which is apparently not required by AMD in Socket A
designs), then you can use one of the Zalman flower
designs.  When the fan is turned down to the lowest,
it's very quiet, and still does a good job of cooling.
 (I use them in all of my PCs, including my socket 754
MythTV machine.)

Otherwise, another good heatsink is the Thermalright
XP series.  They're just a big block, and you attach
your own (quiet) fan onto them (of course, you need to
find a quiet fan).

If you're looking to make a quieter PC, I highly
recommend that you check out
http://www.silentpcreview.com - they have reviews of
many heatsinks along with noise readings.

-- Joe

--- Jeff Simpson <llcooljeff at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am upgrading the processor in my myth/desktop box
> from an AthlonXP 1600 to
> a 3000 (because it's the fastest processor my board
> can support and I was
> going to buy another 1600 for somebody else but
> opted to trade mine up and
> give them my old one instead).
> I need to get a new fan because the one I have
> doesn't cool enough for a
> 3000. I have always gotten the Thermaltake brand and
> really like them, but I
> want to get something quiet. I looked for the
> Thermaltake SilentBoost A1889,
> and while it seems like a great + quiet fan, there
> are NO vendors that have
> any stock in these, except the ones selling it for
> $50 (instead of $20).
> I have an order placed for one, but I expect it,
> like the others, will be
> cancelled when they realize they have no stock.
> So my question: Anybody have other suggestions for
> good silent SocketA fans
> that will be happy cooling an AthlonXP 3000? I'd
> like to keep cost under $30
> and preferably have the noise rating close to or
> under 20dBA. Thanks
>  - Jeff
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