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#1 nesto1000

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 12:49 AM

I don't know why, but recently my stock heatsink and fan has been really really loud and I can't take it anymore! I want a new decent and cheap heatsink and fan but I don't know what's decent and cheap. I know that the Noctua HS&F's are really good and quiet, but those are out of my price range.

I have an Athlon II x3 AM3 cpu. Cheap and quiet is what I want here.
I was thinking about getting one of these 2, but I'm not sure if they're any good:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103046

Oh and there's a Fry's near my house so I might just go buy it there. But if Newegg is way cheaper, I'll go with Newegg.

Edited by nesto1000, 24 February 2011 - 12:51 AM.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 12:57 AM

It could be the temperature. Please post a screenshot of hardware monitor.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:14 PM

It could be the temperature. Please post a screenshot of hardware monitor.


The temperature is fine, it stays at around 20-30 degrees C
I'll post a screenshot when I get home to my computer.


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Here's a screenshot of CPUID
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Edited by nesto1000, 24 February 2011 - 10:22 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:56 PM

Your fan is running nearly 3000rpm which produces quite a lot of noise. You can reduce that speed by using speedfan.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:15 AM

depending on the size of the case something like this combined with a 120 mm fan will run your system far cooler far quieter, but you have to have a pretty good sized case for it. this one is a bit smaller and should in theory work as well. Killer is right, you can turn the CPU fan you have down a bit, your running plenty cool with your existing CPU cooler and you have some leeway, at least at idle speeds-what do they get to when its under load?

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:17 AM

Oh and both the ones you listed are decent, I would go with the zalman first but either would work.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:44 AM

Speedfan worked like a charm! :D
and patriot, at 99-100% load, my cpu runs about 80-86 deg C
I also want to bring that down a bit because I'm always converting videos.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:14 AM

thats definetly a little hot under load

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:40 AM

Speedfan worked like a charm! :D
and patriot, at 99-100% load, my cpu runs about 80-86 deg C
I also want to bring that down a bit because I'm always converting videos.

You might as well buy the Zalman cpu cooler fan which will help it reduce the heat when converting.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:52 AM

You might as well buy the Zalman cpu cooler fan which will help it reduce the heat when converting.


Guess that I'll just pick any decent looking zalman cooler then...

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:06 AM

Also you might want adjust the speed of the fan to suit the noise level you want.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:50 AM

Speedfan works like a charm and it's all that I need...
I don't mind the fan being at almost 3000rpm, but I do mind that it's like that when there's no load on the CPU! :o
But Speedfan adjusts it according to the temperature of the CPU and it makes me happy.

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