CPU cooling - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-13-2003, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 20
Default CPU cooling

I just built a new computer and the cpu fans are really loud. Can I replace them with quieter 40 mm fans or should I get entirely new heatsinks and fans?

I have dual Xeon 2.4 ghz.
Will like these work to cool them?

Will the magnets hurt the CPU, performance or any other parts?


static244 is offline  
Old 09-16-2003, 10:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
Older But Wiser
kboy's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 1,041

I got 5 Antec 80mm case fans in my box not counting the 2 in the PSU + a Coolermaster Aero 7 Cpu/Heatsink fan and it's not loud. How loud is loud anyway. Keep that sucker COOL!!!!

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
AMD FX-8150
16 GB Ram
ASUS GeForce 760 GTX

1TB Sata Seagate
100 Gig Maxtor Sata 7200 Rpm
ASUS DRW 24B3S7 ATA Optical
Windows 7 Home Premium
Dell E228WFP 22"
kboy is offline  
Old 09-22-2003, 12:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 5



oly is offline  
Old 09-26-2003, 11:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
HONK if you route packets
mikesgroovin's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: MD
Posts: 4,715

I must agree with kboy.....how loud is "loud"?
I also have a lot of case fans (6 for the case and 3 on the PS).
These along with the CPU fan, hard drive fans and chipset fan can make the system pretty darn loud.

When you put the parts together did you buy a Processor/Heatsink and fan together? Make sure that the fan that you have is recommended with the processor that you have.

Like kboy said.......your main concern is to keep it cool, you will get used to the sound after a while.

mikesgroovin is offline  
Old 09-26-2003, 11:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,937

for me i want the computer to make zero sound. i think as long as the temperatures inside the case and on the CPU die is normal the sound is irrelevant. personally i would rather have a quiet system than get a really loud & powerful fan which will only make a decrease of only 1 degree celsius in temperature.

i recommend 80mm speeze fans. they are cheap $2 each and are nearly silent. they only last about a year but for $2? for me it's no brainer. so for me its "speak softly and carry a big stick" because even if you have the fastest, most powerful computer available it doesn't have to sound like a jet taking off.
ekÆsine is offline  
Old 09-30-2003, 10:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 374
Send a message via AIM to Soloman02

When I look at fan or the fan/heatsink combo, lI ook at the CFM or Cubic Feet per Minute. That is how much air can travel through per minute. a fan with a high cfm, say 60 cfm, is better than one with 30 cfm, even though the 30 cfm fan may have higher rpm. and since you are concerned with sound, look at the dBA, lower means quieter.

Desktop specs:
AMD Athlon XP 2500+@ 200x11 - EPoX 8rda3I - Thermaltake 420watt silent PSU - 2x512MB PNY PC3200(DualChannel) - TT HSF - PNY 5900SE, 128MB DDR, 256-bit - - Toshiba SD-R5002: DVD-RW - NEC DVD-RW - 2 Antec 80mm fans - 1 Delta 92mm fan - 1 Antec 120mm fan- 1 TT 120mm fan - Windows XP Pro - WD special edition 80GB 7200 RPM- Seagate 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB cache - Onboard Sound - Onboard Ethernet

Notebook specs:
ACER Travel Mmate 4000LCi - Intel Pentium M 710 - 15\" XGA TFT - 512MB DDR333 - 40 GB HD - DVD-rom/CD-RW Drive - WLAN 802.11b/g - Winxp Home - Intel Extreme Graphics - Average Battery Life: 4-5 hours - 6.4 lbs
Soloman02 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.