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Old 10-03-2005, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's a cheap, quiet low end CPU ?

I'm looking for a very quiet CPU / HSF for a low end system for my brother to use...

I'm looking at the Athlon Thunderbirds / Pentium III's.

Has anyone had experience with these before? If so, are they quiet? I just want the least noise as possible. Oh and, what are some popular motherboards that support the T-birds / P3's ? I'm looking to buy them used...
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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newegg has a few pIII boards new for $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubmit=Property
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You must be kidding me.

A P3 board for $50?

I can get one for $10
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Old 10-05-2005, 06:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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CPU's don't make noise. Fans do.
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agreed. If nothing else, buy everything like the heatsink and processor, then replace the fan on the heatsink with a newer aftermarket one. It's the fans that make the noise...

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You must be kidding me.

A P3 board for $50?

I can get one for $10
Where??

I'm looking for one...

(maybe micro atx)
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I would suggest getting an AMD Duron 1.2. I had one up until I got my P4 2.6, and I loved it. It's a very powerful CPU.

As for the noise, get an aftermarket fan and heatsink.

The only problem's I had with my Duron was heating problems. It ran at a steady 60C, which is high, but it still ran good. 61C it would reset.
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Where??

I'm looking for one...

(micro atx)
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