Need some thoughts on a quiet Athlon fan (for a 1.4G). Tried both Coolermaster EP5-6151 and Globalwin FOP-38, and have not been impressed. Are there quiet AMD-approved solutions available? I really can't work with all the noise.
Ja good choice. It's not AMD approved though (too heavy!)
Hey, here's an idea. Why not get someone to make a plastic retainer clip designed to bolt to the four holes around your CPU socket, then design a HSF form factor to fit that retainer clip? A lot of the problem with HSFs currently is that you can't make them extremely effective without making them extremely heavy.
The clip could also be precision-machined to guide the HSF straight in--so there's no chance of the unit tilting on the core. This holds interesting possibilities...
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www.anandtech.com just did a hsf roundup, where they rated the effectiveness of dozens of coolers, both on performance and noise. That should provide you with more info than you need to make a good descision.
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