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Well, I guess it would be 92mm. I'm looking to replace the stock fan, on the stock cooler, of a socket 775 motherboard. I've got an old e8400 running in my HTPC. I use it to watch 1080p movies and netflix. I've already replaced the noisy graphics card with a card that uses solid state cooling. Just a big heatsink on there. That helped a lot. But that old CPU fan whines a lot.

The computer is just an off-the-shelf gateway. Fine for what I'm using it for. But what is the quietest CPU fan I can buy, to replace the stock one? And, can I even do that? Is the stock intel CPU cooler for socket 775, a solid piece? It looks like there is some kind of plastic air funnel, which it uses to suck air through a vent in the side of the case. Would an aftermarket fan work?
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The amount of air flow that fan supplies is controlled by heat sensors in the CPU.
It calls for the amount of air it needs to keep itself within it operating temperature range.

If you replace the fan the new fan will move the same amount of air.
If you replace it with a fan that can't supply the amount of air the CPU needs (a "quiet" fan) the CPU will overheat, and likely your graphics card too, because it (without it's own fan) relies in the airflow from the CPU fan.
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Yeah but it won't have that fan whine. I replaced a bunch of fans in my gaming rig and killed several whining fans. Its much nicer to be around now. I don't think I can even hear the air moving, from sitting on the couch. Its that high pitched whine that gets me.
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There are like 10 different Raven cases, so not sure which one is 1st edition. Is it RV01? If so, I would suggest getting a different cooler. A simple tower with a 120mm fan will be much quieter with better cooling.
post #5 of 16
I use 2x Arctic F9 PWM 92mm on my GPU.
At 50% I do not hear them, 60% there is a slight hum. 70% is when I really start to hear it. 100% you can really hear it.
Now that is 2 of them, if only one, then it would be much more quiet.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186034

As you use stock cooling if this cooler is anything like the fans I use, then this one would be quiet.
$15 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1K648K4400
Edited by Sp33d Junki3 - 10/29/16 at 2:50am
    
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Does anyone know if a standard 92mm fan would work? Or does it have to be "built in" to the cooler? For the stock intel cooler. I could take it all apart and find out, but I'd like to just ask, and hopefully someone could tell me.

So if I am using the stock intel cooler for Socket 775, can I possibly use this fan? Or would it not mount up correctly?
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic View Post

So if I am using the stock intel cooler for Socket 775, can I possibly use this fan? Or would it not mount up correctly?
????

And there are many different "stock" 775 coolers.
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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic View Post

Does anyone know if a standard 92mm fan would work? Or does it have to be "built in" to the cooler? For the stock intel cooler. I could take it all apart and find out, but I'd like to just ask, and hopefully someone could tell me.

So if I am using the stock intel cooler for Socket 775, can I possibly use this fan? Or would it not mount up correctly?
I asked which Raven case you have, but you ignored me. redface.gif

What billbartuska said.

But if we assume your stock cooler and fan look like this

the stock fan in it is specific to the cooler so no 'normal' 80mm - 90mm - 92mm fan will 'fit' without modifications.

Which is why I was asking which Raven you have .. so we can help you figure out what low cost cooler replacement is best. tongue.gif
post #9 of 16
Instead of spending $10 on a fan that will likely make little difference, why don't you spend $20 on a cooler that can actually cool the chip without the need for higher fans speeds? Just pointing out the obvious here......

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16835186070
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6J32WP1232
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6J32SH5251
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6J32N07010
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1K648K4400
post #10 of 16
for $20 there are coolers like DeepCool Gammaxx 300 .. assuming 136mm tall will fit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835856006


$14.99 on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/DeepCool-Cooler-Heatpipes-GAMMAXX-200T/dp/B019KOXF8K/ref=sr_1_26?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1477854150&sr=1-26&keywords=cpu+cooler&refinements=p_36%3A-2000%2Cp_89%3ACooler+Master%7CARCTIC%7CDeepcool%7CCryorig%7CID-COOLING%7Cnoctua%7CArctic

No, it's not a good or great cooler, but it's better than stock pancake by a long shot and fits 775
Edited by doyll - 10/30/16 at 12:05pm
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