Zalman Query

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I have a 3.0 HT P4. The fan on the heatsink is driving me bonkers. I am
wanting to purchase a Zalman CNPS7000B-CU. This unit wieghs a little
more than 1 1/2 lbs. Does this affect the mainboard at all? Experiences
etc.
The second question. Is it required to use the Fan Mate 2? The fans top
speed is around 2600rpm. The stock Intel has not gone below 4200rpm
ever. The ALCU is about half the weight but are hard to find in stock.
TIA
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt (More info?)

    "Frank" <bbunny@bqik.net> wrote in message
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    >I have a 3.0 HT P4. The fan on the heatsink is driving me bonkers. I
    >am
    > wanting to purchase a Zalman CNPS7000B-CU. This unit wieghs a little
    > more than 1 1/2 lbs. Does this affect the mainboard at all?
    > Experiences etc.
    > The second question. Is it required to use the Fan Mate 2? The fans
    > top
    > speed is around 2600rpm. The stock Intel has not gone below 4200rpm
    > ever. The ALCU is about half the weight but are hard to find in
    > stock.
    > TIA

    I've used two 7000-CU's on amd systems, excellent hsf IMO. I had no
    problems, but I don't move the systems around much and when I do I'm
    careful due to the weight of the thing.

    I would think that if you dropped the case, even from a couple of inches
    the hsf would come away from the mobo leaving a nice big hole in it. If
    you remember this every time you move the case you'll be fine, just be
    careful though.

    There is no need to use the speed controller if you don't want to, it's
    fairly 'silent' at 2600rpm anyway, but I found that the cooling was
    virtually as good at around 2000rpm, try it and see how quiet you prefer
    it.

    --
    Apollo
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    "Frank" <bbunny@bqik.net> ¦b¶l¥ó
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    > The second question. Is it required to use the Fan Mate 2? The fans top
    > speed is around 2600rpm. The stock Intel has not gone below 4200rpm
    > ever. The ALCU is about half the weight but are hard to find in stock.
    > TIA
    >
    >

    My retail P4 2.8C's fan is always at 2616 with QFan disabled in bios. I
    don't think 4200 is a problem. Is yours a prescott?
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    Frank wrote:
    > I have a 3.0 HT P4. The fan on the heatsink is driving me bonkers. I am
    > wanting to purchase a Zalman CNPS7000B-CU. This unit wieghs a little
    > more than 1 1/2 lbs. Does this affect the mainboard at all? Experiences
    > etc.
    > The second question. Is it required to use the Fan Mate 2? The fans top
    > speed is around 2600rpm. The stock Intel has not gone below 4200rpm
    > ever. The ALCU is about half the weight but are hard to find in stock.
    > TIA
    >
    >

    I have one of those on an Intel D865GBF board with a P4 3.2 GHz with HT
    - Prescott. It works just fine for cooling. I just plug it into the mobo
    and let that control the fan. It's pretty quiet and I never get any
    warning from the Intel Active Monitor.

    It IS pretty heavy. The mounts are pretty simple and secure. I don't
    think I'd do this on a computer I moved around though. OTOH, I guess you
    could if you laid it down when you moved it.

    Highly recommended.

    Clyde
  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt (More info?)

    On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 03:39:40 GMT, "Frank" <bbunny@bqik.net>
    wrote:

    >I have a 3.0 HT P4. The fan on the heatsink is driving me bonkers. I am
    >wanting to purchase a Zalman CNPS7000B-CU. This unit wieghs a little
    >more than 1 1/2 lbs. Does this affect the mainboard at all? Experiences
    >etc.
    >The second question. Is it required to use the Fan Mate 2? The fans top
    >speed is around 2600rpm. The stock Intel has not gone below 4200rpm
    >ever. The ALCU is about half the weight but are hard to find in stock.
    >TIA
    >

    Plenty of people have huge heatsinks like that, just don't
    slam the system down when done moving it. If care in
    handling is beyond your control, a moving company or a long
    trip, remove the heatsink and unplug the PSU connectors
    (just a safeguard to prevent anyone from inadvertantly
    powering on system while heatsink isn't on).
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    "Bronney Hui" <bronney@netvigator.com> wrote in message
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    > "Frank" <bbunny@bqik.net> ¦b¶l¥ó
    > news:0yVld.22212$8G4.15063@tornado.tampabay.rr.com ¤¤¼¶¼g...
    >
    >> The second question. Is it required to use the Fan Mate 2? The fans top
    >> speed is around 2600rpm. The stock Intel has not gone below 4200rpm
    >> ever. The ALCU is about half the weight but are hard to find in stock.
    >> TIA
    >>
    >>
    >
    > My retail P4 2.8C's fan is always at 2616 with QFan disabled in bios. I
    > don't think 4200 is a problem. Is yours a prescott?

    No it is just a 3.0 Northwood. I have another machine with a 2.26 that is
    quiet as a mouse. I had that 3.0 in an aluminum box and it really made the
    racket.
    I put it in a steel case but it still whines. Right now the CPU temperature
    is
    33 the fan is at 4000.
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    "kony" <spam@spam.com> wrote in message
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    > On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 03:39:40 GMT, "Frank" <bbunny@bqik.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>I have a 3.0 HT P4. The fan on the heatsink is driving me bonkers. I am
    >>wanting to purchase a Zalman CNPS7000B-CU. This unit wieghs a little
    >>more than 1 1/2 lbs. Does this affect the mainboard at all? Experiences
    >>etc.
    >>The second question. Is it required to use the Fan Mate 2? The fans top
    >>speed is around 2600rpm. The stock Intel has not gone below 4200rpm
    >>ever. The ALCU is about half the weight but are hard to find in stock.
    >>TIA
    >>
    >
    > Plenty of people have huge heatsinks like that, just don't
    > slam the system down when done moving it. If care in
    > handling is beyond your control, a moving company or a long
    > trip, remove the heatsink and unplug the PSU connectors
    > (just a safeguard to prevent anyone from inadvertantly
    > powering on system while heatsink isn't on).

    Thanks I guess it is better to ask questions before I buy, keeps
    the suprise element at a minium.
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    On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 07:55:25 GMT, "Frank" <bbunny@bqik.net>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Bronney Hui" <bronney@netvigator.com> wrote in message
    >news:cn9jnu$aj91@imsp212.netvigator.com...
    >> "Frank" <bbunny@bqik.net> ¦b¶l¥ó
    >> news:0yVld.22212$8G4.15063@tornado.tampabay.rr.com ¤¤¼¶¼g...
    >>
    >>> The second question. Is it required to use the Fan Mate 2? The fans top
    >>> speed is around 2600rpm. The stock Intel has not gone below 4200rpm
    >>> ever. The ALCU is about half the weight but are hard to find in stock.
    >>> TIA
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >> My retail P4 2.8C's fan is always at 2616 with QFan disabled in bios. I
    >> don't think 4200 is a problem. Is yours a prescott?
    >
    >No it is just a 3.0 Northwood. I have another machine with a 2.26 that is
    >quiet as a mouse. I had that 3.0 in an aluminum box and it really made the
    >racket.
    >I put it in a steel case but it still whines. Right now the CPU temperature
    >is
    >33 the fan is at 4000.
    >

    It is not required to use Fan Mate 2, it is simply an inline
    controller which can be left out entirely. However it is
    not clear yet that you'd need to do this, the larger fan may
    be sufficient at lower than max RPM... the Intel fan's rpm
    can't be directly compared as it's a different fan on a
    different heatsink. The intel fans do tend to get whiney
    after a while, but any fan gets whinier (sp?), faster, the
    higher it's RPM is.
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