Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Tim Cooper, Jun 3, 2003.
Apart from the Zalman flower coolers which silent HSF's do you recommend.
No one cool their CPU's then????
Well you did say "apart from the Zalman flower"
Which model? Anything under 1.3GHz and you should be fine using the quietest fan you can find with just the standard heatsink. Don't waste your money on something fancy, it just isn't necessary for a recent Cel-T at default clock and voltage, IMO.
It's just me having never paid more than 15 quid for a HSF i was wondering if someone had found a cheaper alternative.
I don't know how long i'm going to keep my current setup before i upgrade it again to a p4 so i didn't want to throw money at it.
If it's any encouragment, my Cel-T 1.2GHz was running for about 9 months continuously with just the standard heatsink and no fan. I recently overclocked it to ~1.4GHz to run some HD media and now it requires a little airflow, but a low-profile, low-noise (~20dB) 60mm fan is sufficient.
Try a zalman fanmate, they are only £4 plus vat each from www.aria.co.uk; http://www.aria.co.uk/Productslist.asp?Submit=Search&Category=13
Turning the fan speed down makes anything pretty much silent, the Celeron shouldn't need much cooling, so you can probably run at 1500rpm with the fanmate.
Oh and if you want more of my advice, buy 3 of them, because aria have a fixed order charge and you'll want the other two for your other pc's cpu and case fan after hearing the benefit.
Then it'll be the Zalman ultra quiet power-supply!
Cheers lad's...i knew i'd get a reply.....honest.
MuFu: I'm using a celeron 1.4gig Tualatin & the stock 60mm fan, it whines a bit, so i fitted a 60mm to 80mm adapter & fitted an 80mm fan, but that droned too much so i used a speed reduction cable...still no good so i'm back with the stock fan with speed reduction cable, not good but better than it was.
Jeff: Cheers.......do you collect H/S/F's like graphics & capture cards
Rob: Cheers for the link, the price for the zalman flower isn't too bad there, i've been looking at £35-40 after postage for one (too dear IMHO), never gave Aria a thought.
As i said before i may in line for an upgrade soon(ish) & i didn't want to spend to much dosh on the H/S/F.
EDIT i put a wanted ad on the newsgroups & a bloke has got one, BUT the fanmate & CPU retaining clip are missing, i know you can replace the fanmate but the retaining clip??? is it a generic part?? i've been onto Zalman but no reply yet,
My fan collection is second to none. I'll take a look to see what I can find, I'm sure I have something.
Well Zalman got in touch with me, accordingly you get 2 retaining clips in the kit, & they suggest someone i know gives me one (oh-err) or contact the distributors....
Jeff: Do I sound like Oliver..."please sir can i have more"
Do the Zalman kits carry 2 retention clips?
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