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Need a quieter CPU cooler for my old Socket A

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by TheShape, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. TheShape New Member

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    I have an AMD Athlon XP 2100 in my old spare pc. I have cooler master Aero on there now that replaced a Thermaltake Volcano 6. In terms of noise, the volcano was extremely loud, and this one is less than extremely loud. I need a cooler that is very effective but pretty quiet at the same time. Any suggestions would be appreciated.:toast:
     
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    If you can find one on eBay try get a Thermaltake SilentBoost. I was really impressed with mine when I had the TT fan on it, sadly I was a dickhead and broke it so I bodged an old 80mm PSU fan on it, it is still stable and cool temps for a socket A but it is noticeably louder.

    Edit: Found the old style one, which is what I have. Apparently it is a mere 21dBA. http://cgi.ebay.com/THERMALTAKE-SIL...yZ101194QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD2VQQcmdZViewItem
     
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    But I heard that the dba on websites aren't always right.
     
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    Thanks guys, I will take a look.
     
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    thats true, some companies dont take the right measurements but also the sound can vary from fan to fan of the same make... Ive had that happen with my arctic cooling fans actually I think one was partly defective it was to loud, also I bought 2 Noctura fans.. ones slightly louder than the other. Maybe these were just problems with the ones I bought, all my Antec tri-cool fans are equal.
     
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    A lot of stuff, on a lot of websites, isn't always right. You must have faith grasshopper.
     
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    get an artic freezer or a thermaltake blue orb
     

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