Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Upgrading from stock HSF to something quieter.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Upgrading from stock HSF to something quieter.

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I'm running a 3.2GHz Prescott, and in order to not feel so bad about not having a Core 2 Duo I can justify buying a heatsink to try and squeeze a few more hertz out of this thing. I'm using the stock heatsink right now and not only does it not cool very well, but it has a very high-pitched whine to it which is noticable above all the other fans; case, graphics card and PSU.

I'm looking to get some temperature drops, but more important looking for a heatsink that will be much quieter than this (so I can sleep with it on )

So far I am considering the Zalman CPNS9500 (http://www.directcanada.com/products...=ZALMAN%20TECH) since I have personal experience that this heatsink on low makes virtually no noise, but I am not sure how well it cools compared my other two choices, the Tuniq Tower (http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=SUNBEAM) and the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme (http://www.directcanada.com/products...e=THERMALRIGHT) with either a Yate Loon on it or a FM121.

Soo OCN... I need your help How does the sound comparse between the 9500, the Tuniq Tower and a Yate Loon & FM121? Based off pure sound would I be better off going with a 9500? And looking at CFM / dB ratio which is the best? I dont mind spending the extra money on a Ultra 120 and FM121, but if the Ultra would be fine with a Yate Loon (which are suprisingly cheap!) then that would be even better. Of course I am also open to any other suggestions for heatsinks.

Thanks,

NiK

Edit: The heatsink will also carry on to my next C2D rig in the next few months.
Residence Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 ASUS P5Q Pro EVGA 8800GT 2x2GB CorsairXMS2 800MHz 5-5-5-18 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500GB 7200.11 RAID0 1x500GB 7200.10 LG DVD Burner Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit Samsung 226BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W Antec P182 Razer Diamondback 3G 
Mouse Pad
func1030 Surface 
  hide details  
Reply
Residence Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 ASUS P5Q Pro EVGA 8800GT 2x2GB CorsairXMS2 800MHz 5-5-5-18 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500GB 7200.11 RAID0 1x500GB 7200.10 LG DVD Burner Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit Samsung 226BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W Antec P182 Razer Diamondback 3G 
Mouse Pad
func1030 Surface 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 11
Well pretty much anything you get from what you mentioned will do fine....but if I had to choose....the Tuniq Tower gets my vote.....
The X299 BEAST
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 7900X  AsRock X299 Taichi EVGA GTX 1080 FE Crucial Ballistix ELITE DDR4-3200 4GB x 4  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe/NVME SSD Custom WC Win10 Pro X64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 110hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Nixeus Moda Pro Mech w/Khail Browns EVGA G2 850 w/EVGA Black Cableset RaijinTek Asterion Classic Tempered Glass Ed. Nixeus Revel  
Audio
Sanyo Soundbar FWSB405F 
  hide details  
Reply
The X299 BEAST
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 7900X  AsRock X299 Taichi EVGA GTX 1080 FE Crucial Ballistix ELITE DDR4-3200 4GB x 4  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe/NVME SSD Custom WC Win10 Pro X64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 110hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Nixeus Moda Pro Mech w/Khail Browns EVGA G2 850 w/EVGA Black Cableset RaijinTek Asterion Classic Tempered Glass Ed. Nixeus Revel  
Audio
Sanyo Soundbar FWSB405F 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 11
Tuniq Tower is better than the 9500. Stick a low RPM, quiet fan in the Tuniq and it will still cool better than the 9500 and still be inaudible - trust me I have both.


And btw, FM121 is loud on full blast
my computer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k Gigabyte GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
C300 + WD 640GB Windows 7 Samsung 22'' PC Power and Cooling 500 Watt 
Case
Lian Li PC-C50 
  hide details  
Reply
my computer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k Gigabyte GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
C300 + WD 640GB Windows 7 Samsung 22'' PC Power and Cooling 500 Watt 
Case
Lian Li PC-C50 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 11
if silence is your priority ..id recommend the noctua , the retail version comes packed with everthing one could ever need( fan, extra fan mounting clips , extra antivibration strips , thermal grease).

as far as cooling performence goes the Thermalright 120 extreme beats the noctua by 4-5C and the noctua beats the zalman by a few degrees. anyhow they will all cool that P4 very well so imo you should make your pick depending on price and design
2011-2012
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K (4.5Ghz/1.264v) Asus P8Z68-V PRO Gainward GTX680 Phantom G.skill ripjaws E3 2x4gb 1600Mhz C7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256 +WD black 2TB Asus BC-12B1LT Noctua D-14 7x64 Pro N 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Iiyama ProLite B2409HDS Steelseries 7G Seasonic X-750 Silverstone RV02-E 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razor Lachesis 3.5G Sphex Creative X-Fi Titanium HD Little Dot MK II  
Audio
Ultrasone Pro650 SE + AKG K-701 
  hide details  
Reply
2011-2012
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K (4.5Ghz/1.264v) Asus P8Z68-V PRO Gainward GTX680 Phantom G.skill ripjaws E3 2x4gb 1600Mhz C7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256 +WD black 2TB Asus BC-12B1LT Noctua D-14 7x64 Pro N 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Iiyama ProLite B2409HDS Steelseries 7G Seasonic X-750 Silverstone RV02-E 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razor Lachesis 3.5G Sphex Creative X-Fi Titanium HD Little Dot MK II  
Audio
Ultrasone Pro650 SE + AKG K-701 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 11
I would probably go with the Thermalright and put a 120mm silent fan on it.
I have the same chip as you, 3.2Ghz Prescott, and I am using a stock heatpipe for a Xeon cpu. I bolted it to my motherboard and placed a quiet fan on top on the fins, pointing right into the intake of my PSU.

Idle = ~29°C
Load = ~39°C

I was able to overclock it another 5% over what I could get with just the stock heatsink/fan.

-madban

EDIT: OK, so I overclocked the CPU to 12% over stock (3.2 to 3.567GHz). When I am folding, I have seen the CPU temp get up to 51°
Frankenbox
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Dou E8500 EVGA EVGA 9800GTX+ 512MB 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorCase
Two 80GB SATA Raid 0 Vista 64bit ASUS 22" Widescreen LCD Futureware Rackmount case 
  hide details  
Reply
Frankenbox
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Dou E8500 EVGA EVGA 9800GTX+ 512MB 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorCase
Two 80GB SATA Raid 0 Vista 64bit ASUS 22" Widescreen LCD Futureware Rackmount case 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 11
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme + 2 Silverstone FM121 fans in push pull = COOLING PWNAGE!!!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Centrino T2300 @ 1.83 GHz Intel GM945 Express Chipset Intel GMA950 2x1GB PC2-5300 667MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 7200rpm WD Scorpio Black USB External DVD/CDRW Windows XP Pro SP3 12.1" 1024x768 DVI 
PowerCaseMouse
4400mAh Li-ion (7+ hours on power saving profile) Carbon Fibre with Magnesium alloy roll cage IBM Trackpoint 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Centrino T2300 @ 1.83 GHz Intel GM945 Express Chipset Intel GMA950 2x1GB PC2-5300 667MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 7200rpm WD Scorpio Black USB External DVD/CDRW Windows XP Pro SP3 12.1" 1024x768 DVI 
PowerCaseMouse
4400mAh Li-ion (7+ hours on power saving profile) Carbon Fibre with Magnesium alloy roll cage IBM Trackpoint 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by alk View Post
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme + 2 Silverstone FM121 fans in push pull = COOLING PWNAGE!!!
I agree, defintely cooling pwnage, but also decibel pwnage!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by kevsta112003 View Post
Tuniq Tower is better than the 9500. Stick a low RPM, quiet fan in the Tuniq and it will still cool better than the 9500 and still be inaudible - trust me I have both.
Doesn't the Tuniq Tower come with a good fan on it?

Which silent 120mm fan would you guys recommend? Yate Loons possibly?

I guess I'll go with the Thermalright Extreme if I can get the Yate Loon with it because thats not bad of a deal.

Thanks,

NiK


Edit: Noctua isn't a bad deal either.. at 8dba :| but how good is the CFM?
Residence Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 ASUS P5Q Pro EVGA 8800GT 2x2GB CorsairXMS2 800MHz 5-5-5-18 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500GB 7200.11 RAID0 1x500GB 7200.10 LG DVD Burner Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit Samsung 226BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W Antec P182 Razer Diamondback 3G 
Mouse Pad
func1030 Surface 
  hide details  
Reply
Residence Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 ASUS P5Q Pro EVGA 8800GT 2x2GB CorsairXMS2 800MHz 5-5-5-18 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500GB 7200.11 RAID0 1x500GB 7200.10 LG DVD Burner Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit Samsung 226BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W Antec P182 Razer Diamondback 3G 
Mouse Pad
func1030 Surface 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by NiK_0_0 View Post
I agree, defintely cooling pwnage, but also decibel pwnage!!
Ah but the FM121 comes with a Potentiometer so you can turn it down for silence and turn it up for benchmarking! I <3 my FM92!!!

Yate Loons, as you have mentioned are the best fans for dB:CFM ratio.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Centrino T2300 @ 1.83 GHz Intel GM945 Express Chipset Intel GMA950 2x1GB PC2-5300 667MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 7200rpm WD Scorpio Black USB External DVD/CDRW Windows XP Pro SP3 12.1" 1024x768 DVI 
PowerCaseMouse
4400mAh Li-ion (7+ hours on power saving profile) Carbon Fibre with Magnesium alloy roll cage IBM Trackpoint 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Centrino T2300 @ 1.83 GHz Intel GM945 Express Chipset Intel GMA950 2x1GB PC2-5300 667MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 7200rpm WD Scorpio Black USB External DVD/CDRW Windows XP Pro SP3 12.1" 1024x768 DVI 
PowerCaseMouse
4400mAh Li-ion (7+ hours on power saving profile) Carbon Fibre with Magnesium alloy roll cage IBM Trackpoint 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 11
I would actually suggest the original Big Typhoon for you. I have it on my Pentium 640 and it works wonders!

Pros:
It's only $35-$45 depending on where you look
It is very easy to install and mod
It is AMAZING when lapped
It cools Mosfets and PWM's around socket well
It keeps my 640 @ 4.2Ghz(1.45vcore) <45C Orthos load with 24C ambient
The stock fan still puts out a TON of airflow and works brilliantly

Cons:
Could use a lapping, but honestly, who doesn't lap anymore
Doesn't just snap in like the original HSF, but I like how sturdy the mount is


Good luck with your decisions!
Sandy Beach
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K @ 4.5GHz/1.32v P8P67-PRO [BIOS 1704] MSI GTX780 TFIV G.Skill 4x4GB DDR3-1600 (8-8-8-24-1T) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
512GB 850EVO, WD Black 1TB & ES.2 1TB & Cuda 3TB XSPC Rasa w/ RS240 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell SX2210 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Ninja w/ Browns SilverStone Strider Plus 750W [Sleeved] Custom Stacker 832 Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 4HD 
  hide details  
Reply
Sandy Beach
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K @ 4.5GHz/1.32v P8P67-PRO [BIOS 1704] MSI GTX780 TFIV G.Skill 4x4GB DDR3-1600 (8-8-8-24-1T) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
512GB 850EVO, WD Black 1TB & ES.2 1TB & Cuda 3TB XSPC Rasa w/ RS240 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell SX2210 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Ninja w/ Browns SilverStone Strider Plus 750W [Sleeved] Custom Stacker 832 Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 4HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kidwolf909 View Post
I would actually suggest the original Big Typhoon for you. I have it on my Pentium 640 and it works wonders!

Pros:
It's only $35-$45 depending on where you look
It is very easy to install and mod
It is AMAZING when lapped
It cools Mosfets and PWM's around socket well
It keeps my 640 @ 4.2Ghz(1.45vcore) <45C Orthos load with 24C ambient
The stock fan still puts out a TON of airflow and works brilliantly

Cons:
Could use a lapping, but honestly, who doesn't lap anymore
Doesn't just snap in like the original HSF, but I like how sturdy the mount is


Good luck with your decisions!
You got a 1GHz overclock with a 640 at 45C load?!?!?! Thats insane!

But there is no way I would be lapping any of the heatsinks, I dont have the paper or guts to try that. But would the BT still be good non-lapped? It does look good.
Residence Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 ASUS P5Q Pro EVGA 8800GT 2x2GB CorsairXMS2 800MHz 5-5-5-18 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500GB 7200.11 RAID0 1x500GB 7200.10 LG DVD Burner Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit Samsung 226BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W Antec P182 Razer Diamondback 3G 
Mouse Pad
func1030 Surface 
  hide details  
Reply
Residence Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 ASUS P5Q Pro EVGA 8800GT 2x2GB CorsairXMS2 800MHz 5-5-5-18 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500GB 7200.11 RAID0 1x500GB 7200.10 LG DVD Burner Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit Samsung 226BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W Antec P182 Razer Diamondback 3G 
Mouse Pad
func1030 Surface 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Upgrading from stock HSF to something quieter.