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    EPIA MII-12000 ITX - CPU Fan

    I'm looking for a replace 'really quiet' fan solution for the EPIA MII-12000 motherboard?

    I'm open to sugestions for fan only and/or heatsink/fan changing solutions.

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    the venus 668 case came with some 40mm 22dba fans which are quieter than the stock 25dba 40mm fans. (i've got a spare one if you want one as i don't use them)

    alternatively you can take the heatsink / fan off and replace it with an AMD Zalman copper flower heatsink without the fan. (my m2-12000 is completely silent now because of this).

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshwa
    the venus 668 case came with some 40mm 22dba fans which are quieter than the stock 25dba 40mm fans. (i've got a spare one if you want one as i don't use them)

    alternatively you can take the heatsink / fan off and replace it with an AMD Zalman copper flower heatsink without the fan. (my m2-12000 is completely silent now because of this).
    Thanks for the offer - I would like to take you up on that. Let me know how to proceed on that.

    Is the Zalman you mention one of these examples?

    http://www.quietpc.com/uk/p4cooling.php#6500b

    or these

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...alman_121.html



    Someone mentioned using The Zalman NB47J Silent Motherboard Heatsink (see links below). This also appeals to me, however, the website has stated it is suitable for MII-10000, but I wanted to use it for the MII-12000.

    http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=9#p2303

    http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/rtl/?page=4

    What do you think?

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    the m2-10000 and m2-12000 have exactly the same board design and heatsink solution, just a different cpu chip - so the zalman nb47j would work perfectly well on both chips - the difference in heat produced by the 1ghz and 1.2ghz will be very minimal.

    pm me your address and i'll post a fan out to you - do you want 3pin (which connects to motherboard) or 4pin which connects to powersupply?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshwa
    the m2-10000 and m2-12000 have exactly the same board design and heatsink solution, just a different cpu chip - so the zalman nb47j would work perfectly well on both chips - the difference in heat produced by the 1ghz and 1.2ghz will be very minimal.

    pm me your address and i'll post a fan out to you - do you want 3pin (which connects to motherboard) or 4pin which connects to powersupply?
    Thanks for your advice. I'm going to take the plunge and buy a M2-12000.

    Just sent you a PM.

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    I meant to ask, is it possible to reduce the clock speed on the M2-12000 to 1Ghz or less?

    If so do you normally do this through changing a bios setting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by milanlad
    I meant to ask, is it possible to reduce the clock speed on the M2-12000 to 1Ghz or less?

    If so do you normally do this through changing a bios setting?
    not that i know of - i haven't tried. there was something in win-cpu-id which let you change the multiplyer :/

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