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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: What is a good QUIET heatsink/fan for a Thunderbird?

    What is a good QUIET heatsink/fan for a Thunderbird?
    By gummo23 May 07, 2001, 06:29 PM

    I have a Global Win FOP32-I perched on top of my Thunderbird 1.33 in my new rig, and geeze is that sucker LOUD! Having recentley upgraded from a P2/450 Dell machine, I guess I'm not really sure if this level of noise is supposed to be acceptable or not. Can someone recommend a fan that they know is definetley quiter than the Global Win one? I don't wish to resort to water-cooling.


    By Soldier_Of_Evil May 07, 2001, 06:33 PM

    Fop32 isnt loud at all....do you mean the FOP38 with eh Delta fan? Hmm...well if you think a FOP32 is loud, im guessing the only HSF qieter than that is the Noisecontrol Silverado, its very quiet, and actually perfos good......gotta shell out 80 bucks for it tho.

    By Soldier_Of_Evil May 07, 2001, 06:37 PM

    UBB bug here....my post didnt count for some reason...

    By CoOliOgUy May 07, 2001, 06:39 PM

    Anyone know where to purchase those damn silverado's, went to my normal cooling places and couldn't seem to find them

    By Soldier_Of_Evil May 07, 2001, 06:41 PM

    Online only, and only from noisecontrol. Dont ask me fore th site tho, im left wordless there. quote:Originally posted by CoOliOgUy:
    Anyone know where to purchase those damn silverado's, went to my normal cooling places and couldn't seem to find them

    By richardginn May 07, 2001, 06:43 PM


    By gummo23 May 07, 2001, 06:54 PM


    You don't think it's loud? Hmmm, maybe I do need to adjust my expectations.

    BTW, I bought it at a computer show, and the dealer told me that he thought it was loud..

    By clone May 07, 2001, 07:01 PM

    if you asked me 2 mounths ago i would of said alpha but now i am saying the swift is more apelling it is well desgined enough that you can run the fan little slow 7volt and it will be efeshint not super cold but good enugh or hell put a rehostat on it or mabe a thermastast

    By janko10 May 07, 2001, 09:10 PM

    don't get anything with a delta. my thermosonic with a 7000rpm delta sounds like a jet engine.


    By Ghettoweasel May 07, 2001, 10:29 PM

    Sheesh, you people just arn't thinking like a true over clockers!

    The quietest HS/F for a tbird is a Maze2 heatsink and a panaflow 86cfm fan on a cooling cube.

    By ChencChris May 07, 2001, 10:51 PM

    you can also get a taisol with stock fan. They are very quiet, and great if you don't overclock.

    By krazie662 May 08, 2001, 12:34 AM

    are u sure u have a fop-32 and not a fop-38? I have a fop-38 and it's pretty damn loud, but i'm ammune to it now

    By Racer^ May 08, 2001, 12:56 AM

    I have a Cooler Master DP5-6H11 cooling my TBird 880 (OC from 800) on an ABit KT7 motherboard. At room temp, it runs at 27 C idle and 40 C max and produces less sound than the fan on my power supply. There is a very good review of 24 heatsyncs at tomshardware.com which I looked at when I wanted to buy a new heatsync.

    By the way, if your most important concern is a quiet computer AND you are willing to buy a Noise Control Silverado, your cost might reach US $100 with shipping. There's nothing wrong with this if you have the money to spare but you might want to find alternative cooling tricks such as better airflow inside your case which would allow you to settle for a quieter, less efficient fan. You could also lap the heatsync and apply some thermal paste to make the heat dissipation better. I decreased the voltage on my proc to 1.69v which reduced my max temp by 3 degrees...not bad for a BIOS setting.

    ...its up to you.

    By weg3111 May 08, 2001, 08:05 AM


    I want performance, noise be darned.

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