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Old 03-09-2008, 11:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking about doing some upgrades to my older system, mostly just to quiet it down. I'll probably go with a P180B for the case. The main source of noise seems to be my stock HS/F, which gives off a nice hum. So what would be a good aftermarket cooler to go with? I've got a P4 Northwood, so heat is not much of an issue. Oh, and since my proc is made of win it's a socket 478.

I might also try to suspend my hard drive, so what material would be best for this? Inner tubing? Large rubber bands? I'll do some research.

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TR2TT TR2-M12 80mm Ball CPU Cooler - Retail

Your options are kinda limited for skt478, but this should do the trick! I couldn't find and passive HSs on newegg
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Is 21 dBA quiet? I wonder what my stock heatsink is.


Edit: Ooh, look what I found: Coolink U8-120 Copper Heatpipe CPU Cooler
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This SVC site has a whole selection of 478 coolers. Any of these look good?

Pentium 4 Socket 478 CPU Coolers
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21dBA is very quiet, especially considering 120mm case fans average about 20-30dBA.

One thing to consider is how bulky and heavy some heatsinks are. If you ever move your computer, the bigger the HS the better chance it will come loose.
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Alright, cool. Thanks for the help.

This is gonna be nice...
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