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Good fan for 2.8 P4?

By macx
Nov 25, 2006
  1. Need something I can find today, and have only CompUSA, BestBuy,
    Office Depot, and Circuit City within "reach".

    Found one that sounded good on C City, but 2 out of 3 reviews say
    it doesn't fit well and so didn't cool. (Who knows how well they
    were installed.) It was a Mad Dog Copper Plate Cooler. Flows
    ~30+ cfm, is an 80mm fan, turns 2500.

    Mine that just went bad is only a 63mm fan, turned a tad over 5000,
    don't know the cfm, kept the cpu under moderate use in the mid
    80F to mid 90F range in a low to mid 70F case ambient.

    C USA has an Antec (I've got 2 Antec Smart Fans on the case and
    they're doing splendidly) but says it's not "rated" for that high of
    a speed processor, and only for P3's and AMD's - up to "XP 3200"
    whatever that means, but is the right size so that I could just replace
    the fan without messing with replacing the heat sink.
    Couldn't find the cfm or rpms.

    Want one with a 3 wire hookup so I can hook to the board so it'll
    monitor rpms etc.

    Thanks for any clarification / suggestions!
     
  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Vantec Tornados are great if you can find them. An 80mm Tornado spins at something like 6000RPM and moves 89CFM. A 92mm Torando moves somewhere in the 110CFM + range.
     
  3. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Just look for any fan that you can find in those stores..there isn't an exact product I can recommend. But I can tell you a few things that you should look for.
    You'll have to trust the specs listed in their packaging. Make sure it's a ball-bearing fan. Look for something under 30dB for low-moderate noise. Look for a 3-pin mobo connector since you want to monitor RPM. Look for something about 30-40 CFM, which is an ok range for a 80mm fan.
     
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