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

Peter Loron peterl at standingwave.org
Sat Dec 3 02:18:14 EST 2005

On Dec 1, 2005, at 10:46 PM, Bob wrote:

> 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. Thanks
> I've got two of these
> http://www.thermaltake.com/coolers/4in1heatpipe/cl-p0071SonicTower/ 
> cl-p0071.htm
> 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.

If the SonicTower won't work (needs the P4 style through-mobo  
mounting holes and is huge), I've had really good luck with the  
ArcticCooling Copper Silent 2TC. The Zalman 7000/7700 are highly  
regarded. Also check here for more info:



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