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Old 30th November, 2003, 02:19 PM
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A fan question

I have a AMD athlon 2000+ on a epox 8k3a+ motherboard. The problem is that I moved it into my bedroom a couple of days ago and the noise is killing me. The sound is mainly comeing from a AKASA Silver Mountain 2 cpu fan. So I need a new fan, preferably quiet and cheap. Any suggestions?

Btw, I have a ANTEC case with 4 fans 2 in the rear, one in the front and one for the hard drives.
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I have a AMD athlon 2000+ on a epox 8k3a+ motherboard. The problem is that I moved it into my bedroom a couple of days ago and the noise is killing me. The sound is mainly comeing from a AKASA Silver Mountain 2 cpu fan. So I need a new fan, preferably quiet and cheap. Any suggestions?

Btw, I have a ANTEC case with 4 fans 2 in the rear, one in the front and one for the hard drives.

If you don't overclock too much, a good and cheap cooler would be the Zalman 5100Cu, it's quite silent.
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It's kind of hard to choose between cooling and noise when it comes to heatsinks. Sometimes we have to run the fan at low speed to minimize noise and also sometimes we add noise dampeners and set the fan on high to get the best cooling. It's really up to you.

Seuggest (either):

a. get a speed selector for your fan (pls check your temps after setting to lower speed)
http://www.vantecusa.com/product-peripheral.html#

b. get a new CPU Cooler (pls check if it can fit in MB and get Arctic Silver 5 or Ceramique) w/ speed selector
http://www.thermaltake.com/coolers/volcano/rs/a1745.htm
http://www.thermaltake.com/coolers/volcano/rs/a1254.htm

Good Luck!
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I am using an Cooler Master Areo 7+ wich comes with a speed controller - which means I can get the right balance between cooling and noise.

Also, Zalman make some nice quiet coolers and fans.
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