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Old 03-26-2006, 11:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question I seek wisdom about CPU cooling fans

Hi, a few weeks ago I constructed a new computer and I decided to use the fan that came with the AMD. I overclocked the processor and now my Idle temp is 45c and my load temp is about 57c. I know that I need a better cpu cooler and I was hopping for some advice.

The thermaltake blue orb looks pretty cool.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...MP=OTC-FROOGLE
but I'm not sure that it will fit in my crowded case (see photo)

and on the other hand the Raidmax Glacier was reviewed to be very effective.
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...g+Fan/Heatsink

What do you wise computer L337z0rs think?
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Old 03-26-2006, 11:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if zalman 9500 fits in ur case, its the best.
my OC x2 4800+ @2.8ghz only goes 45c max load.
o and dont forget to get AS5 thermal paste.

and u might wanna do some cable management, too.
just tie em all together as much as possible.
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Looks like you have lots of room there. But you do need to organize and tidy up your cables, which will also improve cooling. The 9500 is great, but i believe this does the best job out there:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061

U can change the fan too, if you dont care about noise and get even better cooling, but im sure the stock setup would drop your temps by at least 10 degrees...


your temps aren't actually that bad...
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Old 03-26-2006, 11:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yo yo yo hold up, that big typhoon ain't compatible with my processor an AMD 64 3700+

Edit: PS: hows the scythe? http://www.jab-tech.com/product.php?productid=3130
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Old 03-27-2006, 01:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thats good. that with a powerful 120mm fan would drop your temps substantially.

edit: slam this on the scythe:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...a_Fans_58.html

190CFM..... ooo nice.
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Socket 939 is like the most popular socket out there for gamers and overclockers....trust me, it fits....athlon 64 is 939....

http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/s...search=&child=
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Heres some reading...remembe, if fan noise is a concern at all:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...ower120_8.html

"Speaking at large, the Scythe Ninja, Zalman CNPS9500 LED and Thermaltake Big Typhoon are about on the same level of efficiency, so your choice of the cooler should depend on other factors like price, availability, ease of installation and fastening on a particular CPU socket. Some users may also be guided by their personal sympathy or dislike to a particular brand, for example. But whatever cooler of these three you may choose, you won’t be disappointed. As for the Thermaltake Sonic Tower and Scythe Shogun, I wouldn’t recommend them for purchase because there are better, more efficient, quieter, simpler-to-install and cheaper models in the market."

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...5-cool_24.html
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i have this on my 3700+ @2.4 and the hottest it has gotten is 37C

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185125
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that delta fan looks pretty awesome, has anyone here used one? is it cool?
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well, whenever they are mentioned people always say they are LOUD LOUD LOUD. if you dont mind the noise... go for it. that is a HUGE amount of air it moves.

HOWEVER, once you have that much air moving over it, the CPU is never going to be any cooler than just ~5*C above room temperature.
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