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December 13, 2006 4:28:48 AM

Hi , my cpu fan is starting to become noisy and it's not as quiet as it used to be when i bought my computer 10 months ago..I have a cooler master and the average speed is 1660 rpm..I recently tried to install a intel cpu fan on there but it was hard because of those plastic caps around the pins..Im looking for a cpu fan that i can just screw it with a screwdriver but not those plastic pins cpu fan's ..Where can i get a quiet and good quality cpu fan that is not noisy ? What brand would be good ? Please help as it would be appreciated..

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December 13, 2006 6:06:16 AM

what kind of cpu do you have, whats your budget for the hsf, and what kind of case do you have?
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December 13, 2006 6:42:06 AM

Hi guys , sorry i didnt give more information..I have a hp m7360n media center pc with an intel pentium d 920 3.2ghz processor and it goes on a socket 775 ..I need a cpu fan with the heatsink on it and im planning to waste no more than 50 dollars..what would you all recommend as a quiet cpu fan for this pc ?
December 13, 2006 6:54:17 AM

How much room is there between the top of the cpu socket, and the side plate? if there's room get a scythe ninja, and if room isn't available the following one is popular (I've not tried it tho)

ps. why's your hp making noise anyway? I'm buying almost only hp computers at work, and altho various problems have surfaced, I've yet to come across a noise problem.
December 13, 2006 5:22:50 PM

Im just looking for a normal size cpu fan like the one i have but quiet ..The one you showed me has plastic around the pins and i find it hard to install..Is there one where i can just screw the pins with a screwdriver ?
December 14, 2006 5:08:58 AM

well they exist, but I don't know which are clipped and which not. Tried newegg? perhaps the attachment type is listed? (no idea)
Anyhow, I've got a spare thermaltake silent boost somewhere at home, and they came with backplates - thus not clips. Perhaps such a thing is an option - that fan in particular is not tho, cause it was far from silent with its 92mm fan ... but another of that kind might be.