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Recommend me a cooler for an old single-core P4

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my sisters computer is an HP from 2005. its got a single core Pentium 4 530 procesor at 3.0GHz. the cooler it has now is one of those basic ones that come with prebuilts, and it makes a lot of noise!

my main concern is the noise it makes. when playing a flash video the fan revs up real loud, and its annoying. the noise gets much better after cleaning the heatsink, but im tired of cleaning it every few months... it doesnt even get that dirty. i changed the thermal paste too, but it still makes a lot of noise when there is load on the cpu.

what cooler should i get? my hudget is hopefully to be under 30$ with tax and shipping.... hopefully even $20.

if you recommend me one, maybe i could find a used one for cheaper.
Edited by Buka The Earthworm - 5/21/11 at 4:03pm
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Artic pro 7 cheap and brilliant
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As above, Arctic Freezer 7 Pro is probably the cheapest and reasonable HSF, although my girlfriends 3-4 year old one can get quite noisy during load.

I'd try ghetto-rigging a better fan onto the stock heatsink, worked wonders with my single core Athlon.
Wrapping pantyhose over case intake fans helps fight the dust buildup extremely well, you just have to vacuum it every now and then
Edited by Thewaster - 5/21/11 at 3:59pm
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I agree with above as well the AC Freezer is a great p/p ratio cooler for almost any computer. Especially on a budget and with a CPU that is not being overclocked heavily and/or exceeded the TDP of the cooler.
    
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Ghetto strapped a Noctua P-12 on my parents AC freezer. Works great. I will say that the stock fan on it is pretty noisy imo.
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