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This thing sounds like a Hoover and I can't handle it any more. I need fans that will push the same amount of air but quieter. If I can't find any replacements I'm going to get rid of this thing all together and use something else. Open to suggestions for coolers and fans.

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Anyone else with a Frio willing to post up their temps? I've reseated this thing 3 times and have had the same temps each time. I idle at 42c and hit 83c in prime @ 4GHz.
Edited by twostepbehind - 1/1/11 at 7:47am
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Coolermaster Sickleflow fans might do the trick for you. They have the led (green, red or blue) and non-led version of the fan. The fan runs at 70cfm (2000 rpm) running at 19db.

I tried looking for these but ended up buying the CM'S since this wasn't available where I am. These are 90 cfm and only run at 18db.

http://www.silenx.com/ixtremaprofans.asp?sku=ixp-76-18

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Anyone else with a Frio willing to post up their temps? I've reseated this thing 3 times and have had the same temps each time. I idle at 42c and hit 83c in prime @ 4GHz.
Those temps seem abnormally high, we both have the same case and I run my q6600 at 1.42volts @ 3.6Ghz (roughly 135+w if I'm not mistaken) and I run at 32*C idle with max 54*C in prime with a crappier cooler (212+). Might have to do something with the way you applied the TIM or something wrong with the bracket of the FRIO that doesn't make correct contact.
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 1/1/11 at 8:43am
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Coolermaster Sickleflow fans might do the trick for you. They have the led (green, red or blue) and non-led version of the fan. The fan runs at 70cfm (2000 rpm) running at 19db.

I tried looking for these but ended up buying the CM'S since this wasn't available where I am. These are 90 cfm and only run at 18db.

http://www.silenx.com/ixtremaprofans.asp?sku=ixp-76-18
Lol....
None of those ratings are true... It's simply not physically possible as the air movement itself would cause too much noise.

The best would be to get 2x Gentle Typhoon GT-15 and if they're too loud decrease the speeds. They are without a doubt the best non-3k RPM fans you can get for pushing air through a heat sink.
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The temperature seems about right, he is at 1.35v after all. I'd say lower your OC to 4ghz and decrease the voltage.
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get 2x magma, temps will be better and noise as well
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dzeeeez what do you all have with those high CFM fans?what need is for them?
btw: this fans are louder than frio fans..

i had frio, cooling was great but loud as hell..he want some silent fans and not 40dba fans

it's true that frio need higher RPM to cool better but anything above 1400RPM is useless
so get
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=23806

or 1450RPM
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24747

and you will be just fine
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hawkeeyee View Post
dzeeeez what do you all have with those high CFM fans?what need is for them?
btw: this fans are louder than frio fans..

i had frio, cooling was great but loud as hell..he want some silent fans and not 40dba fans

it's true that frio need higher RPM to cool better but anything above 1400RPM is useless
so get
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=23806

or 1450RPM
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24747

and you will be just fine
We want high CFM fans because he's @ 83C...
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post #9 of 11
in every thread here you will find guys recommending 1800RPM+ fans for every cooler..this is really stupid...
if he doesn't like sound of frio fans (they are terrible) and he is searching for silent fans, you will recommend him 40db fan?
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a pair of gentle typhoons should do the trick?
    
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