quiet fan/heatsink combo for an AMD athlon 2600+?

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by xy, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. xy

    xy Guest

    anybody find a fan/heatsink combo that they like?

    there are so many out there, i couldn't even guess which one is both
    quiet and effective.
  2. DEViANT

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    One of the Zalman CNPS series I'd recommend. They may be expensive but they are really good. They usually use oversized copper heatsinks in intricate shapes (a flower-style one previously) with large fans so that the rotational speeds are lower and hence noise is also lower (bigger fan means greater CFM air-flow at lower RPM).

    The latest one (7000A) is huge, about the size of a CD but works with all current CPUs I believe, just so long as it fits. Expect it to cost like £40, but if you're like me, then silence is well worth it.
  3. Hev

    Hev Guest

    I would be interested in this as well. I just set up a new AMD system and
    still have the standard heatsink/fan that came with it.
    But I found that most of the noise comes from the power supply fan. I bought
    a reduced noise PS and it brought the overall noise level down quite a bit.


    "xy" <genericaudioperson@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6c38b64b.0308181054.39fb5b79@posting.google.com...
    > anybody find a fan/heatsink combo that they like?
    >
    > there are so many out there, i couldn't even guess which one is both
    > quiet and effective.
  4. Martin

    Martin Guest

    I have a Zalman CNPS7000-CU for my Pentium 2.4 and it's really good.
    http://www.zalman.co.kr/english/product/cnps7000cu.htm

    Martin

    "xy" <genericaudioperson@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6c38b64b.0308181054.39fb5b79@posting.google.com...
    > anybody find a fan/heatsink combo that they like?
    >
    > there are so many out there, i couldn't even guess which one is both
    > quiet and effective.
  5. Martin

    Martin Guest

    I have a Zalman CNPS7000-CU for my Pentium 2.4 and it's really good.
    http://www.zalman.co.kr/english/product/cnps7000cu.htm

    Martin

    "xy" <genericaudioperson@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6c38b64b.0308181054.39fb5b79@posting.google.com...
    > anybody find a fan/heatsink combo that they like?
    >
    > there are so many out there, i couldn't even guess which one is both
    > quiet and effective.
  6. Zalman or Nexus. Nexus is more standard in terms of size and weight.

    Ryan

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