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Old 01-03-03, 02:59 PM
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hsf and fan question

i have a athlon xp 1800+ hsf and fan... it is too loud for me and instead of having to remove my motherboard from my case and then having to take off the the heatsink and all that garbage (doing that and replacing it with a SVC GC68 is my other option)
i was wondering if i could just unscrew the fan (it has 4 screws that look they screw into the hsf) and replace it with a panaflo or something... i guess i need something that would provide sufficent cooling as well...

any suggestions? is that plausible?
Old 01-03-03, 03:01 PM
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also you think i could install the gc68 w/o taking out the mobo... that would probably be a pain too
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You should be able to replace the heatsink without removing the motherboard. I hope there is good support around your CPU, but in any case just don't do any major pushing down on it.

I don't know anything about that heatsink though.
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yes, you can also just unscrew the fan and get a quieter one (might need an adapter to get a bigger fan to fit on the heatsink if the current fan isn't 80mm).
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yeah its a 60mm i think
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Get out of my head! I came here to ask about the EXACT same situation SpacemanSpiff! I have the athalon xp 1800+ as well and its way too loud.
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Try this thread
Old 01-04-03, 01:23 AM
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im getting a http://www.svcompucycle.com/newsvcgc3280.html
svc gc 68, from reviews and users, a quiet good hsf
and a new psu that should be quieter, this *should* help
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Originally posted by SpacemanSpiff
im getting a http://www.svcompucycle.com/newsvcgc3280.html
svc gc 68, from reviews and users, a quiet good hsf
and a new psu that should be quieter, this *should* help
wow that's a ridiculously low price for a hsf. i just replaced my power supply today as well and instead of switching my heatsink, i'm gonna keep it and put a 80mm panaflo on top of it.
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what kinda psu?
i got a sparkle/fortron 460 watt one for dirt cheap(at forums)

also i was thinkin of keeping my retail amd hsf and getting a 60mm to 80mm adaptor, then hooking up a quiet panaflo but that cost more than the hsf from svc so i said, might as well get the newer better one... and its great from all the reviews i read... so might as well
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i read through those threads you posted AFTER i bought my psu. i felt like an idiot as the sparkle/fortron seems to give the best bang for the buck. i just got a 350 watt enermax. its actually really quiet and it allowed me to discover how much the hsf noise bothered me. i still have my Enhance psu just in case which is noisy (less so now that i swapped out the fan with a panaflo) and rated very high in terms of quality.
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I use a quiet panaflow 80mm and a thermalright sk7 on both an xp1800+ and a dual mp1900+. Nearly silent and the temps are about as low as a much noiser high end cooler I bought a little over a year ago (millenium glaciator).
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just installed the 80 mm panaflo on my computer and now my hardrive's high pitched whine is getting to me. Wow, from roaring to a hum with a couple changes. Loving it!
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on the heatsink?
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Get a Panaflow low flow 80mm fan and a Thermaltake SK800. That will give you acceptable cooling that's very quiet. As a general rule, the large the fan, the quieter they can be. Smaller fans need to spin faster to move the equivalent amount of air, and they also tend to emit a high pitched whine.
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already ordered the gc 68... thanks

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