[mythtv-users] Silent Fan for Socket A (AthlonXP 3000)
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Fri Dec 2 01:46:31 EST 2005
Jeff Simpson 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.
I've got two of these
on two Athlon XP 3200s and they're awesome, my frontend goes up to 54C
under heavy load with one 40Gb 7200RPM Hard-Drive and one slow spinning
120mm fan, my backend is exactly the same but plus a 200Gb 7200RPM /myth
drive and I've seen 57C as measured by the sensor on the MB under the
chip, (I gather there is a 7~18C difference between that and the on-die
thermistor) I'm considering taking the thing out of the case and
mounting it on the wall at which point you wouldn't need a fan at all.
tveeprom: Hauppauge: model = 34132, rev = J158,
tveeprom: tuner = Philips FM1236 MK3 (idx = 58, type = 4)
tveeprom: audio_processor = MSP3416 (type = 14)
(new type Model 401)
model name : mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP Processor
cpu MHz : 2277.214
cache size : 512 KB
(Plenty o' grunt on an ECS k7s5a MB)
Knoppmyth R5A16 (unmodified)
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