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What are some good/silent case fans/ cpu heatsink/fan

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March 21, 2011 11:19:53 PM

hey, my side intake fan is incredibly annoying its a 120 mm, whith a loud hissing sound (from the motor) so im wondering is there a good/ High CFM 120mm or possibly 140mm ( im no 100% sure since my case came pre screwed with holes) that is silent i dont mind the swooshing sound, its the high pitched hissing which annoys me. Also i currently have an AMD 640 and i dont know what a good fan/heatsink to use, i may upgrade to an intel 2500/2600k so i would preferably want one that can be used for the amd and intel socket. i normally shop on newegg or amazon, i just dont know which are good. I have a mid tower case
a c 286 K Overclocking
March 22, 2011 1:40:45 PM

^+1

Gentle Thypoon AP-14 or AP-15 are the way to go.
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a c 183 K Overclocking
March 23, 2011 3:44:42 AM

Scythe's or Thermalright's are the quietest.
Coolers and fans.
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March 24, 2011 6:38:43 PM

ok so it seems we narrowed down the best case fan, and as for a good heatsink for my processor so i can push my amd 640 to possibly 4ghz.... btw any suggestions on overclocking it? right now i have it on stock volts /multiplier, at 3.3ghz, ive tried 3.5 but it crashes, my comps screen gets messed up and then i have to restart computer. does that mean i got to boost my volts?
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March 24, 2011 7:12:28 PM

Also what are th especs of the gentle typhoon? the max dba/ max cfm ( i have 4 pin molex and no fan controller)
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a c 286 K Overclocking
March 24, 2011 7:12:58 PM

First question before give you an advice for overclock the CPU. What cooler do you have?

And yes, the don't boot means that you need more CPU voltage.
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March 24, 2011 7:16:48 PM

i have a stock amd 640 heatsink/fan ( 80mm fan) so right now i can hit 3.3ghz no problem, anything highe is unstable, and im guessing my fan cant handle increasing the volts. right now oced 3.3 my cpu idles at ~30 C (according to cpuid core temp)
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a c 286 K Overclocking
March 24, 2011 7:40:29 PM

kilerz said:
i have a stock amd 640 heatsink/fan ( 80mm fan) so right now i can hit 3.3ghz no problem, anything highe is unstable, and im guessing my fan cant handle increasing the volts. right now oced 3.3 my cpu idles at ~30 C (according to cpuid core temp)


Stock cooler = worst idea

idle temps aren't important, use any stress test program for 12 hours or more and let me know the temps, if those go above 55ÂșC you have problems.
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March 24, 2011 7:42:54 PM

which is a good stress test?
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a c 286 K Overclocking
March 24, 2011 7:50:51 PM

y-cruncher, LinX, prime95, OCCT.
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April 1, 2011 7:11:05 AM

Best answer selected by kilerz.
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