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Hi, today I managed to install Reeven Vanxie on Asus AM1I-A. With the bracket for intel systems without the extensions it fits perfectly
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So you're saying that Socket FS1b (AM1 is the platform) uses the same mount spacing as an Intel socket (2 pins instead of 4). If so, do you know which socket?

Is it 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, or 1366?
 

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No. I mean that this particular cooler can be mounted using his Intel mounting. His mounting is two brackets and four extenders with 3 holes each - for 775/1366/1156/5/0. Without those extenders it fits exactly on AM1 mounting holes. I also got pico psu and with it the system pulls 33 watts with 100% cpu load with prime95 and 13 watts idle. It is nothing short of amazing.
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I would like to know what silent cooler would arrive as i am planning to replace my 5300+ MSI FM2 combo with an Asus based AM1 and some APU to make my routing/HTPC machine silent and closer to lowest power draw possible.
Any fanless around yet?!
 

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I don't think anyone would make one, this is some very low power chip. I didn't stress the gpu though, but cpu-wise it could be used passive - with this reeven. I mean I tried, but not full stress continued or in a small box, in which I plan to put it. Using the reeven with the fan doesn't add any sound, but lowers the temps significantly. On idle the fan rotates with 900 rpm, which is inaudible. When stressed it reaches 1200 and I think it is inaudible too. I am very sensitive to noise lately I need to point out. And I noticed that some areas around the ram slots get a bit warm on this motherboard. Still I managed to undervolt the cpu to 1.15 volts in bios and it is prime stable. I will continue to lower it and I think this means that it can be overclocked nice too using stock voltage.
 

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Actually I don't think there is real need for custom coolers. But I noticed that motherboard got hotter than the cpu, there are elements that are about 55 degrees Celsius when under prime load.
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I plan to put this into old radio, so perhaps I will remove the fan from the heatsink and mount some 12/14cm low profile fan to cool the hole board.
 

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Actually I don't think there is real need for custom coolers. But I noticed that motherboard got hotter than the cpu, there are elements that are about 55 degrees Celsius when under prime load.
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I plan to put this into old radio, so perhaps I will remove the fan from the heatsink and mount some 12/14cm low profile fan to cool the hole board.
I will need a custom cooler..... I had a E-350 (18w) in a Habey mITX case. The stock heatsink was decent in size with a fan. I had to run the fan at audible levels to prevent overheating.

These cases are a TIGHT fit: http://www.overclock.net/t/1426638/habey-emc-600-htpc-w-simple-mods/0_100
 

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I agree about the case, but this fan is something different. The height of which I guess will be a problem, though.
The Reeven is alot like this Scythe, so I guess it will perform similar.
 

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You need something low profile, or it will destroy the mini-itx purpose. And server type coolers are not good choice - they are engineered to go with the back fans' flow. The stock fan is pretty capable and silent too. It is just not pretty and is a bit high for low profile builds.
 

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Well these looks like it might work pretty good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4DR1F58735
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106152
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835230034
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4DR1F50063
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150029

Only challenge would be mounting. I am putting a new media PC together with an Am1 CPU later this week, i will pick up one or more these heat sinks and let you guys know how it goes.
 

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Nice find, hopefully others follow Noctua at a lower price(Noctua is a bit pricy usually) because spending a lot on a cooler of this size for passive operation SHOULD bee under 40 bucks. Honestly knowing Noctua it will likely be about 50.
 

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I just saw a Noctua AM1 announcement. It is a low profile cooler ready for fanless operation.

http://www.noctua.at/pdf/noctua_computex_2014_anc_press_kit.pdf

Look at page 23. In the pdf image it is mounted on an ASUS AM1I-A motherboard. It is my mb
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so I know if fits.

Nice. The "No Go" zone is 80x80mm with two mounting points at the corner of a 60x60mm square.

Any simple heatsink would do.... I''m looking server 1U heatsinks and planning to just drill the two necessary holes to mount!

I can't imagine a product so simple would cost more than $15-20 without a fan.

I found 70x70x25mm heatsink with 61x61mm mounts for $16.
http://www.micforg.co.jp/en/c_lpdm70se.html (Passive)
http://www.micforg.co.jp/en/c_ubm70se.html (Forced Air)

80x80mm heatsinks for $15:
http://www.micforg.co.jp/en/c_md80e.html

Maybe I an get samples for:
http://www.coolinnovations.com/includes/pdf/heatsinks/4-3030XXU.pdf
http://www.coolinnovations.com/includes/pdf/heatsinks/5-3030XXU.pdf
http://www.coolinnovations.com/includes/pdf/heatsinks/3-3030XXM.pdf
 

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Got my AM1 build parts in today. This is honestly the smallest little build i have ever seen(never used an ITX board before). My first impressions of the performance are outrageous for the price. I got:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113364
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371055
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157491
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226370
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148661
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119274

This is mainly going to be a little file/media/HTPC box and i was shooting for the most power efficient possible for 24/7 run-time. With several promo codes i got all of this for just under 350. I have now undervolted the entire system to the max and at idle the APU runs at about 31 degrees(about 27 room temp). At load it runs up to about 61 degrees on the stock cooler. The best part is this temperature is stable and this is without the stock heatsink fan on! With the fan going load resulted in about 51 degrees.

Aftermarket passive cooling is not only more than possible it is probable as the stock heatsink is complete garbage(it doesn't even cover the entire chip and has NO copper)

I am working on some mounting ideas now and i want to keep away from drilling(sorry DuckieHo i'm scared). Once i have some mounting methods squared away i will order 2 or 3 of the coolers listed above and do some testing. Oh BTW the mounting design is a major step backwards for AMD, be ready to take the mobo out of the case unless you have an open back chassis.

EDIT: Forgot to mention under idle the wattage was just under 7watts

EDIT2: Switched the thermal paste to arctic silver5 and now the temps site at 19 degrees idle and 56 load with no fan

EDIT3: FYI if you underclock this guy to 1.2Ghz it never goes over 1.1v and if you undervolt that multiplier level(using rmclock) at 1.2Ghz you can get it to 0.95v. Doing this with a platinum rated PSU my entire system's wattage at load was 19watts and idle was still about 7watts. My aftermarket passive heatsink to try will be the Enzotech CNB-SI which has 59mm holes(which should be fine with only a 1mm difference i should be able to finagle it). I don't expect to be able to use the stock push pins(they look smaller) but i have plenty of mounting stuff laying around the office.

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Heatsink Mounting Diagram, Page 14: http://support.amd.com/TechDocs/52121_FS1b_TDG_Pub.pdf

The mounting holes are 60x60mm. Knowing that, it should be easier to find compatible designs.

There are chipset heatsinks that are designed for 59x59mm... those might work.
FYI the diagonal spacing from hole to hole is actually 85mm. The NB heatsink i ordered doesn't even come close. I recommend anyone with AM1 and considering a aftermarket cooler take a manual measurement of the mounting holes. Knowing this puts many intel coolers back on the possibilities table.
 
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