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    Quietest HSF?

    Hi guys! my current hsf is just a tad too noisy for my liking - what are the quietest hsf's for s754 you can recommend? thinking along the lines of the zalman 7700 cu... Silent is what i want really.

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    Scythe Ninja - as long as you have a case fan blowing air near it you should be able to use it fanless...

    At Scan

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmunk
    Scythe Ninja - as long as you have a case fan blowing air near it you should be able to use it fanless...

    At Scan
    indeed these coolers are real nice

    Could also recommend this baby>>><<<

    *oops* should have read the full post you were already lookin at Zalman

    Seconds on them though ^ ^ /love zalman
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    Ninja or the Zalman 9500, both superb coolers.. very silent..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    There isn't many quiet ones for socket A that i've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawyen
    Ninja or the Zalman 9500, both superb coolers.. very silent..
    I'm in total agreement, they're two of the best air coolers your can get.
    Check out http://silentpcreview.com/article30-page1.html for other recommendations.

    Quote Originally Posted by pp05
    There isn't many quiet ones for socket A that i've seen.
    This is S754, not S478 (aka Socket A). However, a lot of the older Thermalright heatsinks fit Socket A platforms. Add a quiet fan (Papst, Panaflo or the like) to it and voila! Silent Socket A



    Quote Originally Posted by Kaine (AoD)
    indeed these coolers are real nice

    Could also recommend this baby>>><<<

    *oops* should have read the full post you were already lookin at Zalman

    Seconds on them though ^ ^ /love zalman
    Heheh, you guys REALLY should get commission on purchases

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatalSaviour
    This is S754, not S478 (aka Socket A).
    Socket A is 'AKA S462'. S478 is different - it's the older P4 socket.

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    scythe samurai and the zalman flower thingy with floating fan attachment both do a pretty good job with socket A if you can keep their fans at or near minimum ... scythe looks more interesting...

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    The zalman is listed at 42.5db, that's not quiet
    I've got an Aerocool HT-101, I had on my socketA, and fitted it to my s754, listed at 22db
    I would recommend it here

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    Thanks for the prompt replies folks - especially that scythe heatsink - looks very impressive, especially if it can handle running with no fan. My rig is a clawhammer A64 3200 at stock volts but running at 2.3ghz (up from 2.0 stock), it's always been hot in the 2 other mobo's ive run it in - not in the current pci-e gigabyte mobo, so im not inclined to believe the temps. There's a silent exhaust fan right next to heastsink - reckon it'll handle it?

    Currently got a Gigabyte G-Power Pro cooler which i was told was quiet, but this isnt the case!! At least not enough for me The zalman ive got on my 7800gt is v quiet though so was defo looking at a cpu zalman cooler as well.

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    You guys that recommend the scythe - what rigs are you running with that - what temps/stability etc?


    ...oh and its defo s754

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    Quote Originally Posted by eUphoria
    Currently got a Gigabyte G-Power Pro cooler which i was told was quiet, but this isnt the case!! At least not enough for me
    I have this cooler too, and it's not very quiet, is it?

    I'm thinking of modding it with a 120mm fan, but I haven't the time at the mo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmunk
    Socket A is 'AKA S462'. S478 is different - it's the older P4 socket.
    Yep, quite correct sorry. I've just ordered 3 S478 (P4 ) motherboards and my brain's gone AWOL

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    Is it safe to run the Scythe Ninja Plus Fanless one without any other fans in your case at all?

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    The Scythe Ninja does infact come with a 120mm fan guys, if buying from Scan, VERY silent too!

    Currently running an Opteron 146 CACJE @ 3Ghz / 1.5 volts / 33*c idle.

    Excellent Cooler and cant even hear the damn thing

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