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Please help! Need Quiet CPU cooler for Intel Pentium 4 (478)

Last response: in Overclocking
December 21, 2006 3:27:07 PM

Need some suggestions on a quiet fan for my Pentium 4 2.8 (478 chipset). The mobo i'm currently using is an ASRock P4i65G. Eventhough I'm planning to get a new set next year, I'd still like to keep this oldie for downloads.

I run BitComet at night and the CPU fan noise is really irritating. VERY LOUD!! I have already changed my other 80mm case fans and all are now running quietly.

Please! Suggestions! (AIRCOOL)
December 21, 2006 7:18:20 PM

I just got this one for my socket 478 mobo and it's pretty good. Cooler Master Vortex TX / Socket A/754/939/775/370 / Full Copper / CPU Cooling Fan. It's not silent but it's a lot quieter than most. It also does a really good job of cooling since it's all copper.

I just looked at Newegg and here's the closest I could find:
It looks like the newer model. Not a bad price either.

Best thing to do is go to Newegg or some other site and check the reviews of socket 478 coolers. A lot of review say whether or not the cooler is loud and how well it cools. This way you can compare prices against other coolers that interest you.
December 22, 2006 6:13:10 AM

I suggest looking at Zalman they are known for silent fans that perform very well Most of their fans have a silent mode option

Check out the cnps7700 or the cnps7000 (smaller and less expensive verion of 7700)

I put the cnps7700 copper with arctic silver5 grease and my amd64 3200 dropped from 40'c at idle to now 33'c idle at 1800 rpm
But i tested it at 1000rpm idle and it's still at a cool 36'c and it's very silent

Also the design of the fan cools down all your other hardware
motherboard a8n-sli dropped from 35-36'c idle to 34-35'c
video card 7900gs dropped from 51'c idle to 47'c !!!
i can't tell my ram temperatures but it's right beside so i'm sure that its cooler also
Very good fan highly recommend it
January 4, 2007 6:47:22 PM

Thank you both for your suggestions. I decided to go with the Zalman CNPS 9500. The 80mm fan is a little high-pitched for my taste though. :( 

ps. When i was at the shop, it was very silent(ambient room noise was louder i suppose), but at night when everything is supposed to be irritates me a little. No problem though. Kinda getting used to it.

Thanks again.