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Celeron 300A - Can I let go of the fan?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by evildonut, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. evildonut

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    Hey guys,

    my -now aging- pc at home has a Celeron 300A at the heart of it (the slot 1 flavour), and the fan makes a fair bit of noise! Probably not helped by the vibrations of the case.

    I was wondering, how safe is it to remove the fan? I think someone else has done it here...

    Failing that, is it still possible to find a quieter fan for it?

    Ta!
     
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  3. evildonut

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    Ta, I'll have a look at it.

    Any other suggestions?
     
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    I have a 900Mhz Celeron running with the fan disconnected - 18 months and no issues. It all depends how hard you are going to thrash it of course....your mileage may vary...
     
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    It depends on the amount of airflow through your case.

    If you run a 300a with no active cooling :ie heatsink only - you'll probably find it works ok the majority of the time.

    as elneckio says, checkout quietpc.com, they often have some good products.

    My suggestion would be to remove the fan on the cpu, but install a single large (ie slow rpm, therfore much quieter) fan at the back of the case, so that it can pull air across your cpu. This may be sufficient enough. However it depends on the amount of heat being generated from other components in the case (hard disk, chipset, video card etc)

    Give it a go... at 300Mhz, you should easily be able to get it running cool enough.

    Kev
     
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    Buy yourself a zalman

    or um.. watercool it.. sorry, i just read the watercooling thred
     
  7. evildonut

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    Thanks kevshed, I need to check out the mess inside the case first - good idea tho!
     
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    Hey guys,

    I thought I'd give you an update: I've bought a CPU fan from quietpc, unfotunately I've realised that Celeron Slot1 are of the SECC form, and not SECC2 like the Pentium II/III... so it's not compatible!

    But the guys over at quietpc were cool about it and took it back... plus, it turns out that it was the case fan making most of the noise, I've switched it off and now it's more bearable! Now I've got 2 fans left: a small one on the CPU, and another small one on the graphics card (TNT2). But all in all, it'll do until I upgrade the whole lot!

    Thanks for everybody's suggestions!
     
  9. gizlaroc

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    the 300a was one of the most overclockable cpus ever with a 50% gain to 450hz and many to 500Hz.

    i think you could quite happily run this with no fan on it, maybe put some heat transfer paste on.
     

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