How to keep a prescott 3.6 cool?

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by heyman421, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. heyman421

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    Hey gang, i just recently moved my hp m1090n into an antec p180b, which is a nice quiet case, but now i can hear my cpu cooler SCREAMING over everything else, and it's OBNOXIOUS!

    Anyways, i tried using speedfan to quiet it down some, but if i turned the fans down below 60% or so, my temps were QUICKLY climbing over 80 degrees, and making their way to 90!

    So apparently turning fan speed down is NOT an option with the stock cooler.

    Does anyone know a QUIET aircooler than can keep this POS cool?

    I'm starting to understand why intel pulled this chip, and went back to 3.2 for the prescotts, it's HOT!

    I don't have any control over my multipliers or FSB, either, so down-tuning it is not an option, either.

    Anyone have a solution for me? I really don't want to invest in water cooling, cause some time this year i'm going to get a quad, but just want this computer to be quiet in the meantime, so i'm not looking to spend TOO much money on it.

    Cheap, quiet, cool, anything out there?
     
  2. Yasu

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  3. jedijeff123

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    thank you, intel. you should hear my p4 prescott based dell. loudest pc ever. i had to replace my fans because cfm wasen't good for it ( aka 30cfm)
     
  4. heyman421

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    how's the volume, tho?

    compared to the stock one (i'm sure the stock coolers are similar on all the p4's)
     
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    i know, it's a joke

    the p180b's supposedly one of the quietest cases in existance, the thing's completely sound deadened, and i can hear my cpu fan ROARING

    if i'm laying in bed watching a movie at night, i'll have to turn the volume up, and then back down to compensate for when it switches between 60% and 100% fan speeds.

    Ridiculously noisy.
     
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    The sound level is ok...I have it on high and it's pretty loud if you have no other sounds going on like a TV, but if you're playing music or have the TV on then you'll hardly hear it.
     
  7. heyman421

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    i think that's more of a high-performance cooler

    i can deal with cpu temps being ~50-60, so long as it's quiet

    i don't think i need anything quite that cool

    i wanna forget i'm watching movies on a computer, having to adjust my volume for fan noise is unacceptable
     
  8. Yasu

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    This one is bit more of a medium-end HSF...I have it on my other computer (P4 Prescott 2.4) and it idles at ~36.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118118
     
  9. Praetor

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    I think the 6 Vantec tornados I've got might object :D

    Big Typhoon, Ninja, Katana, etc with overvolted fans will do the trick too
     
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