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post #1 of 6
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Hi All

My mate is complaining about the excessive noise of his stock HSF for his Phenom II 955... So Im just wondering what a nice aftermarket HSF would be for the AM3?

He doesnt over clock or anything like that, so it doesnt have to have super performance... The main factors in the decision would be sound level and cost...

Also size as he is in a cheapo case that isnt hugely wide.

Cheers
post #2 of 6
Right now the cheapest and coolest is Xigmatek Loki AFAIK.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233081

Only $9 after MIR.

My Phenom II 720 BE @ 3.5gHz 1.456v 3 cores enabled = 21°C Idle, 43°C Load (Prime95 and Linx running simultaneously) with 4 cores enabled add 2-3°C to the load temps and you've got a decent idea of what it can do on your friend's 955 OC'd.

that is with Qfan enabled and set to "Silent" in the BIOS. The RPMs top out at 1980 under full load, the fan is no louder than my case fans (and it's in a HTPC so you know the case fans are pretty quiet). At idle you can only hear the case fans, the CPU fan is inaudible.
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Cheers but that one might be a bit tall for his case...
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Well it sits just about 5.25" high off the chip. The case I have it in is THIS ONE.

That case is 6.6" tall and the lid to the case misses the top of Loki by 1mm, so it just baaaaaaaaarely fits.

BUT - if your friend's case is 7" or wider there's a good chance it'll fit (depends on how much room his case gives for cable management behind the mobo). Maybe someone else has a suggestion for a fan that's as quiet and cheap, but if not? ... it might be worth it to take a measurement off the chip and see if it works.

hope that helps! thumb.gif
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Ive also been looking at some low profile Zalmans... Which one of those are the best?
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dont know but i guess almost every after market cooler with a low dba fan is better than stock
i would recommend to get a cooler like the 212+ from coolermaster, its cheap and the airflow is much better unlike a low profile cooler which blows the "warm" air towards the mainboard
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