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cooling fans

ajackson269

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Hi guys im using a msi cuba motherboard socket LGA775 with a pentium D 820 2gb of ram and a nvidia geforce 7900 gs. I do alot of gaming it perfoms ok but i feel the cooling fan is a bit noisey im looking for a better fan that wont make as much noise the. Heat sink and fan i have at the moment are the original and are about a year old now i have had a look at some coolers but i need one that will screw down to my motherboard or an alternitive not sure what to do.............
 

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hi guys im still having trouble finding a fan i bought 2 now from various sites and niether of them fit and i cleaned the heatsink and fan again. the pc is only noisy when i start to run games like eve or bf2 but like i say the first fan i bought was an intel fan and heatsink which clipped down to the motherboard and i need one to screw down the second fan a purchased was just a replacement fan but it apears to be slightly larger than the one i have so it wont fit over my heatsink.
 

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In general, you're not going to notice much noise difference between cpu fans that are running at the same RPM.

As such, you need to reduce the RPM by getting a better heat sink and fan combination for that socket. The link I posted has many quite coolers.

BTW-The thermal paste should have been applied using a razor thin layer. Did you do so? Also, what kind of thermal paste did you use, and are sure it's the cpu fan and not the video card fan?
 

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didnt ad new paste after i had cleaned the heatsink what kind of paste should i use. and ill have another look at the site you posted thanks
 

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Most silver based thermal paste will have the same thermal properties.

Try a thin layer of OCZ or Arctic Silver before spending any more money a different cooler.
 

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ive purchased a new zalman 9700 for the pc which has thermal paste included as im sure its the fan that is a bit worn thanks for the help again ........