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    What is effective and QUITE cooler for AMD XP 1700?

    Just installed Volcano 6+ on AMD XP 1700. Cooling part is OK, but this thing sounds like my vacuum cleaner. What bothers me, is that it is not just air hiss, but noise with somewhat mechanical flavor. Is it typical for this cooler, or something is wrong with it?
    Noise is totally unacceptable, since this is a DAW for music recording.
    What are effective and QUITE coolers on the market these days? Price is important, so please don't suggest water coolers or anything like that...
    Thank you.

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    You should have gotten the Volcano6 Cu not the Cu+. The Cu+ has the screamer Delta38 fan. The other one performs only a few degrees warmer and the fan is rated for about 1/10th the noise. Big differance. I myself use an old GlobalWin FOP32-1 (all aluminum). I bent the fins out to fit an 80mm fan (I do not like fan addaptors). I then mounted a very quiet fan 80mm fan on top (30db is about 1/3 the noise of the Cu and 1/30 the Cu+). My AthlonXP 1600+ runs at 42'C under full load. I could get a slightly faster fan to boost the perfromance, but these temps are good enough and it is whisper quiet.

    You can look at my hack job here (top of page):
    http://www.geocities.com/todd_e_abbo...opagerock.html

    You could do a similar mod on the Volcano6 as it is 80mm long by 60mm wide. Just bend the fins out carfully and zip-tie an 80mm fan on top. The only thing you will need to do is cut out a bit around the clip on the outside 1 or 2 fins to make room for the clip to opperate (I used a hacksaw). The copper insert and slightly larger demensions (the FOP32-1 is only about 72x60mm) should give you slighty better perfromance than my set-up.

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    GlobalWin WBK68, as quiet as they come. The fan is only 10mm in height but it is rated for the Athlon XP 1800+. The last couple machines I've used the WBK68 on and have been very happy with the lack of noise. Much quieter than a FOP32-1 or the Volcano 5(with the 4500 rpm fan), two comparable fans that I have used in the past.

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    I dont know about you guys but this will change the way I will cool my cpu forever





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    Actually the FOP32-1 uses a 60x60x25mm YS-Tech 26CFM fan that runs at 36db. The WBK68 uses a 60x60x10mm 23.7 CFM fan that generates 36.5db. The fan on the FOP32-1 is quieter and generates more air. I added Arctic Silver II on a stock FOP32-1 and it keeps my Duron 600@900Mhz (1.7v) at 36'C under full load. It likely would keep my AthlonXP about the same temp as my moddified FOP does but I wanted ultra quiet.

    The WBK68, though, should perform fine as it is slightly better than the FOP design to make up for the lower CFM rated fan. I do not know how it compares to some of the newer heatsinks that are copper or use copper heatspreaders. The WBK is all aluminum. I think the Volcano 6 Cu would likely cool just as good or better and it is very cheap.

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    Sound Blaster Audigy
    Antec SX-630 Case (mod'd)
    TTGI TT-350-SS 370w PS
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    Although I do not own one of these YET I would recommend the Volcano 7. It comes fitted with an 80mm fan on it and a thermal temp adjuster (the hotter the chip the more air hits the heatsink) While it is 3dB louder than that which Todd A recommended it does however pump out TWICE as much airflow. (Technically 1 cfm air less, but whos counting) Plus it has a nifty fan guard and is anodized blue. (My fav. color) But after all, it is your choice.

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