Which CPU Fan to choose?

March 19, 2011 at 05:11:28
Specs: Windows 7, Inter Core 2 Quad Q8200
Hi,
I have a Intel Core 2 Quad CPY (Q8200): 2.34GHz.
The cpu fan gets very noisy at high RPMs.
I want to change the fan but looking at fan and heatsink I am not able to determine whether I just need a fan or heat sink as well. Luckily, I found a clear picture online of what's currently installed in the system. The photo is at : http://sunnytechusa.com/public_html...

Can someone suggest me whether I need a fan alone or the fan w/ heatsink. Also, please recommend some that are high performance and will last longer. Thank you.


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#1
March 19, 2011 at 05:13:23
ps the serial information that's on the fan photo I posted above is almost similar to mine but not the same. Although, the physical appearance is exactly the same. Thank you.

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March 19, 2011 at 07:22:41

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March 19, 2011 at 15:31:43

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#4
March 19, 2011 at 16:19:00
This is the full page:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...
You will note that while most people rating it liked the performance, some had trouble fitting it in, it is a very wide fan/heat sink so make sure you have the room. To me, they both look good as long as you have the room.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
March 19, 2011 at 17:00:02
I think heatpipe technology is generally better & quieter. The problem with the ones I linked to is height. I actually have both of them. The Corsair I got a week ago for $10 on sale, I haven't tried it yet but it's going on a Semprom Sargas which I plan to crank the hell out of. The Cooler Master TX3 is on my Phenom II X3 (unlocked to X4 & mildly overclocked) & it keeps it in the low 30s at idle. The one you linked to is short but very wide, plus it's more than twice the price of the other two.

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#6
March 23, 2011 at 19:42:38
I have this and I love it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
I have unlocked from a dual to a quad core, overclocked it to 4.3 GHz and it still idles at 27 degrees C and never goes over 47 degrees C when under stress testing.
Simply amazing. I got it for about $22 at Fry's but you just have to shop around when you are short on money like me.

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