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by cdygrubbs / September 18, 2008 8:31 AM PDT

I have a computer with the stock Amd fan. It is quite noisy. I was thinking of buying a whole new fan with heatsink. But to save costs I was wondering if I could just replace the fan itself with a regular case fan. Is this worth trying? Would it cool the cpu correctly?

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Never saved money that way but...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2008 10:04 AM PDT
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If your CPU temps are same or lower then the effort worked!

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Act soon
by Willy / September 18, 2008 1:08 PM PDT
In reply to: CPU Fan

AMD cpus are prone to failure if not cooled well. For the sake of continued operation, replace the fan if it is a proper replacement. -OR- spend the $ for a complete HSF setup and be done with it that's rated for your cpu. Check out and others for what's out there. But, don't hesitate though a simple device, it is critical.

tada -----Willy Happy

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by helljack6 / September 19, 2008 3:48 AM PDT
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If you know what type of AMD processor you have selecting a fan is pretty easy. Just make sure that you're selecting it for the right application, Socket 775, Socket 939 or whatever your processor is. Also, since you're looking for a replacement, are you going to stay with an OEM fan? Or do you have room inside the tower for larger aftermarket setups?

I've installed the following fan on numerous rigs, it's bigger but because it's bigger, it moves more air at less RPMs and thus is more quiet. Most of the time, my end users that have this fan installed on rigs I've built for them can't even tell that it's on due to how quiet this fan runs.

I've also installed this next fan on one particular rig. The end user likes it because it's already quiet but they can remove the side panel and directly adjust the speed of the fan with the knob seen in this picture at the bottom.

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