My stock fan on my AMD X2 5600+ stopped working. I was wondering if anyone knew the size of the fan. I was thinking about doing an adapter to a 120mm scythe kaza fan and trying to see if I can overclock it? Will that fan work if I plug it into the motherboard?
Also wondering what aftermarket air cooling you recommend, I have an extra scythe kaza fan I want to use on one. Should I worry about weight issues on the motherboard? Does Scythe make an aftermarket cooler that is any good?
the size of the fan doesn't matter, it the socket that matters and that should be an AM2. so when you buy the scythe just make sure that it fits on a AM2. there are no weight issues unless you plan on taking the pc like to lan partyies then a heavier cpu cooling would have to be held in position to prevent any damage. personaly i prefer zalman, but i,ve never had a scythe. i just like the fact that most of the zalman cpu cooling are made out of copper and look good.
A replacement fan would probably cost $10-$15 (mostly for shipping). Take a centimeter ruler and measure from edge to edge and multiply by 10 to get millimeters; that's the fan size you'll need, no more or less. Try to aim for about 30-40 CFM.
If you don't overclock, there's little sense in using aftermarket cooling. Unlike the Intel stock coolers, AMD's are decent and reasonably quiet during load.