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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 280 K Overclocking
March 22, 2011 1:40:45 PM

^+1

Gentle Thypoon AP-14 or AP-15 are the way to go.
a c 182 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?
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)
a c 280 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.
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)
a c 280 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.
March 24, 2011 7:42:54 PM

which is a good stress test?
a c 280 K Overclocking
March 24, 2011 7:50:51 PM

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

Best answer selected by kilerz.
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