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Old 23rd February, 2007, 06:12 PM
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Heatsink recommendations

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Just decided to get a new heatsink since mine is aboslutly too loud. Wondering which one to get. Heard a a few names like ThermalTake, Arctic Cooling and Asaka. Dont know which ones the best one for cooling and less noise. I have a P4 socket 775. A bit confused tbh. Any help would be apreciated.
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Old 23rd February, 2007, 06:28 PM
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If you're cooling a prescott you're not really gonna get away with passive cooling but you can still make it quieter. First things first is the cpu fan the only source of loud noise or is it just the loudest? Theres little point in quietening the cpu cooler down only to become aware of how loud your case fans or gpu fan is.

The Thermalright Ultra-120 is a monster of a cooler and with a quiet 120mm fan should happilt cool a P4 and if you ever upgrade then it would be happy passive.

Also worth considering is the Scythe SCNJ-1000 Nijna
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I've got two Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro hsf for my AMD systems. Very good cooling and quiet. Probably not quite as effective as the Ninja or Ultra but, bang for buck, one of the best.
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If you're cooling a prescott you're not really gonna get away with passive cooling but you can still make it quieter. First things first is the cpu fan the only source of loud noise or is it just the loudest? Theres little point in quietening the cpu cooler down only to become aware of how loud your case fans or gpu fan is.

The Thermalright Ultra-120 is a monster of a cooler and with a quiet 120mm fan should happilt cool a P4 and if you ever upgrade then it would be happy passive.

Also worth considering is the Scythe SCNJ-1000 Nijna
Well I thought that the other fans could be the source of the loudness to so I disconnected the other fan and there wasn't much of a difference in the sound so I'm guessing its the heatsink thats the loudest sicne i don't have a gpu (not yet anyway). I'll check those 2 you mentioned and get back to ya.
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Well, would think of a aerocool ht102, I have a 101 jr, just switched to pasive cooling, A64 3700+ oc'd to 2.55(from 2.2). Passive cooled 44c load, 30c no load.
loads on fans: 30c w/quiet fans, 28c with one quiet one "loud", 26c w/2 "loud".
idle on fans 22 and below

44= 111 f
30= 86 f
28= 82 f
26= 78 f
22= 71 f
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Well thinking of getting an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7. Seems decent enough and has already been mentioned above, not to mention its quite cheap. It is a good heatsink right?
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The Freezers aren't what I would class as quiet at standard fan speeds and slowing the fan speed down they aren't the best coolers, not something I would put on a hot P4 anyway.

It will in all likelyhood be quieter than the stock cooler, but still clearly audible and if you're happy to run it a full voltage or close to then they are good value. If other components in your system are still going to be sources of noise then it may be the better option, as there is little point in throwing in a near silent ninja or ultra-120 if your case fans, psu fan and hard drive are still going to be loud, but if bringing the noise level of your entire system down to near silence is a goal then the more expensive heatsinks would make a good investment.
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I just choose the high towers for me because you can put any 2 fans on it you want. I took the loud a** stock one off and replaced it with a couple of ultra brand case fans that were rated at 19.89 dBA. Needless to say, quiet now.
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I spose that the more expensive option would be the better one, and since its only the heatsink thats the being loud it puts me in a bit of a pickle. Would like to get a more expensive one but need to get a new case to so its kinf od out the option. I guess I'll go for the Arctic Cooling. Heck cant be much worse than mine!
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I just put an arctic cooling freezer 7 pro on my E6600 after having problem getting a good contact with my trust thermalright XP90c, its done wonders for my temps and was so easy to install! Have to agree with graham that its not the quitest and im not looking forward to when the fan fails as there is no provision to mount a third party fan, although i reckon it could be bodged... its a good cooler expecially for the money... if your in the UK Scan.co.uk are the cheapest.

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Old 25th February, 2007, 06:18 PM
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The fans are actually pretty good quality, ceramic bearing I think and they have a 6 year warranty so I wouldn't worry too much about failure.
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I already checked Scan and quite a few other places and the prices seem quite similar. I guess I go for Arctic Cooling and see which is better.
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