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I am going to be getting an AMD Athlon XP Processor. I do not think I am going to risk overclocking it. I have been researching what kind of cooling solution I should get. I know that AMD's tend to run hot but since I am not going to be overclocking what is a good fan? I dont think I am going to need a cooling system with dual exhaust or anything like that. However I do want to protect my investment.

It made sound stupid, but I have a 3 foot by 3 foot box fan that blows into my server. I removed one side of my Server box and I have my fan constantly blowing on it from about an inch or two away set to 'low'. It tends to keep the computer cool but more important than that...it NEVER accumulates any dust at all!

A friend of mine turned me on to it. Works great.

Is there a CPU fan that is considered the best or a no-brainer for an Athlon XP CPU?


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If your not overclocking the standard will do....but if you want premium cooling....check out this page
http://www.crazypc.c...m#socketcoolers

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box fan......errrrr....sounds cool but wouldnt ever try it....anyways it all depends on how much you want to spend and how loud you can take the noise. Simply the best fan for a heat sink is a high performance Delta fan @ 6500RPM and higher, but be warned they are loud to some, personaly it doesnt bother me. Now the heatsink I would go with a full copper heatsink but again depends on the money you want to spend. At least get a copper core if you cant afford and whole copper heatsink. Also make sure you use the arctic Silver 3 compound and not the crap that comes with the heatsink. Also following THE DIRECTIONS on there website on how to apply artic silver.

http://www.coolerguys.com (just another place Ive bought from before)

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From what i have seen around the Overclocking comunity,Swiftech MC 462-A is the best around these days. you can find it @ http://www.overclock...om/articles347/

But if your not going to overclock, make sure to adjust the fan speed to low....you wont need all that air for a non overclocked CPU...and the noise wont be nearly as bad if its set on a lower speed.

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From what i have seen around the Overclocking comunity,Swiftech MC 462-A is the best around these days. you can find it @ http://www.overclock...om/articles347/

But if your not going to overclock, make sure to adjust the fan speed to low....you wont need all that air for a non overclocked CPU...and the noise wont be nearly as bad if its set on a lower speed.

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keep in mind that artical was written:

"Swiftech 462-A: 'The One To Beat'"
Joe Citarella - 2/14/01

lol

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Why not simply using the AMD recommendations on the matter
here:
http://www.amd.com/u...30_182_869_1039^1050,00.html

and here:
http://www.amd.com/u..._docs/23794.pdf

Hope that helps

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hahahaha, recomendations from amd....well for good cooling they suck. Never do what they recommend, always go beyound that.

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Actually quite an extensive list they have at
http://www.amd.com/u...39^1050,00.html

thought it would be a p***y handful of recommended heatsinks...but like XPerties said why go with whats recommended when u can go beyond

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I have personally used their dragon orb and the arctic silver 3 thermal compound. Worked great, was extremely quiet. I agree that you need adequate cooling, and if your not going to overclock, go with the standard, though overcooling will help extend the life of your system. Leave the case sides/cover off, i do. My internal fans never come on either.
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http://www.crazypc.c...m#socketcoolers

The above was a great website!

I also went to:
http://www.coolerguys.com/

I obviously will use the arctic Silver 3 compound. However there are too many to choose from.

I want a full copper heatsink but I would like a somewhat quiet fan. It is in my bedroom ... it will run all the time. Is the orb fan quieter. Is there one considered to be very quiet with a full copper heatsink?

http://www.crazypc.c...m#socketcoolers
See any here that would be quiet with a full copper heatsink?

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Take a look at this page for an altenative cooling method

http://www.viahardwa...altcooling.shtm

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buck614 - here you go bro

http://www.crazypc.c...duct_Code=50970

grab the first one for quite....

1.SK-6 with YS Tech 60x25mm, 40cfm fan

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Like recording artists use. Its cheap, readily available, and will sound proof your case. I saw this on one of those modding sites. It looks dorky, but I think it will work. Personally, the hum of the fan helps aid my sleeping LOL
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http://www.thermaltake.com
I would go with
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DRAGON ORB 3 (A1135 & A1132)

APPLICATION
OPTION

AMD ATHLON XP 2000+, 1900+, 1800+, 1700+, 1600+, 1500+
INTEL PIII 1.13GHz & TUALATIN
up to 2.0GHz
COPPER BASE
4900 RPM FAN for low noise
(P/N: A1132)


SPECIFICATION
P/N A1135
Fan Dimension 60x60x25 mm
Rated Voltage 12VDC
Started Voltage 7VDC
Power Input 6.0W
FAN Speed 700010% RPM
Max. Air Flow 38CFM
Noise 37dBA
Current 0.5AMP
Interface Material Bergquist 225U
Dimensions 69 dia mm x 79 mm tall
Bearing System Ball Bearing
Life Time 50,000 hours
Connector 3 PIN
SPECIFICATION
P/N A1132
Fan Dimension 60x60x25 mm
Rated Voltage 12VDC
Started Voltage 7VDC
Power Input 1.8W
FAN Speed 490010% RPM
Max. Air Flow 32CFM
Noise 31dBA
Current 0.15AMP
Interface Material Bergquist 225U
Dimensions 69 dia mm x 79 mm tall
Bearing System Ball Bearing
Life Time 50,000 hours
Connector 3 PIN
Would have posted a direct link, but the site doesn't permit it, so I had to copy and paste the info.
Just my two cents
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zalman coolers are quiet and very good.

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I buy my cooling stuff through www.chillblast.co.uk check out there site you might find some useful information.

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heh.. i buy stuff from chillblast, and coolcasemods.com :)

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Thank-you very much!

I think I am going to go with the

Dragon Orb 3 or the
Thermalright SK-6 Heatsink (40cfm)

They both have a solid copper core. Which one do you think is quieter.

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Blue orb:

P/N A1132
Fan Dimension 60x60x25 mm
Rated Voltage 12VDC
Started Voltage 7VDC
Power Input 1.8W
FAN Speed 490010% RPM
Max. Air Flow 32CFM
Noise 31dBA

Current 0.15AMP
Interface Material Bergquist 225U
Dimensions 69 dia mm x 79 mm tall
Bearing System Ball Bearing
Life Time 50,000 hours
Connector 3 PIN


Thermalright SK-6 Heatsink:


2 choices..........

1. SK-6 with YS Tech 60x25mm, 40cfm fan

or

2. SK-6 with Delta 60x25mm, 30CFM fan


Now to get an idea of which one is quiter you should base it on the CFM. So i would say the quitest one would be the Thermalright SK-6 Heatsink with the Delta 60x25mm

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Xperties.....You Rock!

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silverado's work well, solid silver disk cools better than copper..........best use would be to mod a copper hsf with the silver disc as a base .

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Gotta say I agree with FthrJACK...

Zalmans do it for me :)

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What Zalmans would you reccomend if I am not going to be overclocking. I certainly need it pretty quiet if it is going to be in my bedroom.

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Try this link for the specs of the Zalman 6000

I'll see if I can find a review for you.

Back in a tick...

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Try this for review etc

http://www.quietpc.c...ling.php#flower

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i run a duron 750 at 950 stable as you like. idles at 22 case 23 and loads at 33

it works for me, just don't be afraid to mod for airflow. quiet too.
has to be i use m comp for HD recording




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