[mythtv-users] Good low profile AM2 CPU cooler

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Wed Oct 31 12:15:21 UTC 2007

Brent Norris wrote:
> I have an Athlon X2 4400 in one of my frontends and it is inside a low 
> profile aluminum case.  It stays cool, but the stock AMD cooler that 
> came with the chip puts the fan right under the top of the case.
> This of course means that the fan spins up to crazy speed because it 
> isn't moving as much air.  In the previous steel case that I had, I 
> actually cut out a grill about the fan which allowed it to move air and 
> brought the speed back down to normal.
> Does anyone know of a good Cooler that is either shorter (to allow more 
> air between it and the case) or has the fan blowing sideways?  Ideally, 
> I think I could maybe go with a fanless heat sink, but I am still a 
> little scared to do that.
> Any thoughts?

Check out SilverstoneTek's CPU coolers. I have a NT05 Nitrogon on my 
Asus P5L-MX + Intel Core2Duo setup in a Silverstone LC11M case. This 
setup replaced am Epia Sp13000 motherboard so I can do HD

The Intel cooler was loud and slightly too tall. The NT05 is 75mm tall 
in total, so it fits in the LC11 case. and it blows SIDEWAYS. It can be 
mounted in any direction too.

In the LC11 case, it blows almost directly at the 80mm case fan in the 
side of the case... It comes with a speed control which fits in a card 
slot on the back of the case, and I turn it down to about 2400 rpm which 
keeps the CPU temp at about 45C in general use. Worth the money..which 
wasn't that much iirc... cannot remember exactly so it was not excessive.


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