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Quiet coolers for i5?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I'm going to assemble my new computer tomorrow, and although my last processor's stock cooler, 3hz Hyperthreading, was fine. This one is one step larger.

I've had bad experiences with larger fans, they were god awfully noisy, however this was for my very old motherboard and I only had a choice of 2 other fans from what I could find online.

Is the stock fan of the Quad-Core Intel 2.66ghz i5 good? I don't want silent, but I want it sufficiently quiet and with a gentle hum, nothing irritating, could someone put my mind at ease?
post #2 of 8
I would recommend a Hyper 212 Plus, great cooler, and at a great price.
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6603
post #3 of 8
The Hyper212+ till 60%-70% fan speed is barely audible. Cheap and effective, and if you dont plan on overclocking, you won't need to touch the fan speed at all.
    
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post #4 of 8
+1 for the CM Hyper 212+

Best price/performance fan
    
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post #5 of 8
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Well, it's less than twenty quid and everyone seems to be recommending it, I guess I'll give the Hyper 212+ a go.

Just curious tho, my stock cooler came with thermal paste pre-applied, so I assume it's still going to be on my processor, should I buy some thermal paste (arctic silver?) and apply it, or not bother?

And if so, is there a specific pattern to spread the paste for the i5? I know a lot of different processors suggest different ways of applying it.
post #6 of 8
Arctic Silver 5 is pretty good.
Before you seat your Hyper 212+, make sure you removed the leftover thermal paste on your processor.


As for applying thermal paste on the Hyper 212+, here's what I did. I put a rice grain sized paste on the middle of the processor then I mounted the Hyper 212+. After you've mounted it completely, the TIM should've spreaded, and covered the tiny gaps of the Hyper 212+. Then, I removed the Heatsink, wiped the TIM off the processor ( Don't remove the TIM on the Hyper 212+, only the processor ), put a small dot in the middle processor, then mount the heatsink again.

You're good to go.
Edited by tryagainplss - 2/6/11 at 7:25pm
    
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post #7 of 8
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How do you go about removing the old paste from the processor? I've never had to do so before.
post #8 of 8
Find the highest % alcohol you can find and some q-tips.


But if you're poor, stubborn, and impatient like me. Just wipe it off. I used lint free cloth. Make sure you blow away all the left over fibers. I don't recommend using this btw.
    
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Seagate 250GB (ST3250318AS) Liteon CD/DVD-RW x22 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Ubuntu 10.10 x86 / Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Dual-... 
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