CPU Fan Replacement?
I have an Athlon XP 1800+(1533)-non OC'd.
Temps are fine (I suppose):
Sandra 2003 shows CPU temp @ 48 Deg. Cels.
Asus PC Probe has the CPU temp @ 28 Deg. Cels.
Temps are at idle. Plenty of case fans(5) + 2 PSU fans.
My only problem is the stock fan that came with the 1800+
(Thoroughbred)HSF is wearing out and beginning to make
squeeling or whining noises. I have removed the fan to clean
the HS so I know it is easily removed-just fan, not HS.
I looked all over AMD to determine the stock fan dimensions
and cfm to no avail-any ideas? I think the fan is 60mm x 60mm.
I thought about the adapter-60mm to 80mm but read over and
over this can cause problems due to restrictions of air from a
tunneling affect of the adapter on the air-reducing flow?????
Can I use any case/cpu fan as long as specs are same/better?
I dont want to pull the HS, just replace the fan with an equal
or better fan. What have you heard about using the adapter?