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    Question Thermalright XP-120

    Was thinking of getting one of these as I need a better(and quieter) cooler than the stock HSF I have. Only prob is I have an AMD 64 3000+ and product description says it can be used on socket 754 but says 3200+ and upward.

    Any idea if I can use this on the 3000+. I especially would like the ability to use a 120mm fan to quieten my pc down.
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    yes you can use it, the rating 3200+ is some form of rating of the maximum processor speed you should use with it, anything with less power consumption than that, such as a 3000+, will be fine.

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    cheers. Can anyone recommend a good(quiet) 120mm fan or are all 120mm fans pretty much the same>
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    Quote Originally Posted by starbuck
    cheers. Can anyone recommend a good(quiet) 120mm fan or are all 120mm fans pretty much the same>
    No not all are the same, I'd look for one with an rpm rating of near 2200rpm or less, They should be quiet enough. Sunon is a good brand and so is Enermax or Vantec, Both Enermax and Vantec offer variable speed fans in a 120mm size, See the images of the Enermax and the Vantec below:

    Me I like the 120x120x38mm fans, But they spin faster and cool better, But that's cause They move more air.


    Air Flow(max): 63.05CFM - 94.92CFM
    Noise: 24.60dB - 30.10dB


    Airflow: 54.3 - 92 CFM
    Noise Level: 29 - 39 dB(A)

    And I've used Vantec fans, I have 2-92mm that run 24/7, So I'd trust Vantec.

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    what's the minimum cfm I should look for in a fan that's going to be on top of my heatsink and cool my processor. I have seen an silenx fan from kustompc which is only 14dba but only has 58cfm.
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    id expect that would be enuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by starbuck
    cheers. Can anyone recommend a good(quiet) 120mm fan or are all 120mm fans pretty much the same>
    find out how much noise you can tolerate for your PC use (eg is it on in a bedroom, is it on 24/7) and someone will be able to recomend a fan for you. if you have a fan controller you can probably buy a reasonably power fan and running it at lower volts when not in use.

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    find out how much noise you can tolerate for your PC use (eg is it on in a bedroom, is it on 24/7) and someone will be able to recomend a fan for you. if you have a fan controller you can probably buy a reasonably power fan and running it at lower volts when not in use.
    pc is in my bedroom so I want it as quiet as poss but want to keep cpu temp below 50c(I am using stock hsf and cooler at the moment and av cpu temp is 50c)
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    30cfm is plenty if your using a good heatsink. Dunno how good that heatsink is, but a slk800 + 30cfm can cool a 1700+ at 1.9v/2300mhz and keep it below 50°c. Thats about 90w, and a ~20°c dT. Thats a guess C/W of 0.22.
    Note that these are close guesses. I have no idea atm what my cpu temp is.. but I know it has been run at those settings before, and under load given those temps.
    Work out the wattage of your cpu (should be in the amd/intel tech docs...)
    and then find the C/W rating of the heatsink+fan. If the heatsink doesnt come with a fan then the box probably wont say this - not that you can always trust a manuf. ratings anyway... so find a decent review of the heatsink in question - Any decent review should give a C/W rating, for the particular fan they are using. If they dont, then its a review thats not worth reading.

    fondie lol @ your avatar!!
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