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Quiet Cooling For Prescott

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August 22, 2004 6:08:27 AM

I just built a system around a 3.2 gig P4 Prescott, and I've realized the supplied Intel fan gets obnoviously loud after the chip starts to roast. Are there any effective quiet fans that I can put on this oven? The noise level is out of control. The system is built on a DFI Lan Party Pro 875B motherboard, and housed in an Enlight 2400P4R rackmount case. Thanks for any help with this.

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August 22, 2004 7:50:09 AM

I dunno how "silent" they are but thermaltake has a highly rated "silent boost" series you might want to check out. Same company also has a fanless heatsink that sells for about 50 bucks and claims to be compatable with those P4s, however I can't vouch for how well these actually work. You could also get watercooling which is expensive but you can't rule it out when it comes to a Prescott :-P

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August 22, 2004 10:42:27 AM

why would you care about noise for a rackmount ? you sit next to your cabinet or what ? Anyway, you may want to check out coolers from Zalman

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August 22, 2004 7:38:28 PM

Quite and informative link you have provided

AMD 64 3400+
MSI K8N Neo Platinum
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ATI AIW 9600XT
WD Raptor 74GB
August 22, 2004 11:31:49 PM

Zalman ALU heatsink is very quiet and a Antec super lanboy case is a nice combo for those building new stuff for Intel/AMD. The lanboy has a 120mm fan in front and back for high air flow through the case.

The fan grills on the lanboy are honey combed large holes, nicely done. Not the old small hole crap on other cases w/ 80mm fans.

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