I just installed the Zalman CNPS7000-AlCu
on my new P4 2.4c (on an Abit IC7-G motherboard
) along with a Zalman NB32J Northbridge cooler
, and I realize that the fan on my Matrox P750 is what's causing all the noise in the system. When I boot without the video card, the case is nice and quiet, especially with the Zalman CNPS7000-AlCu adjusted to minimum fan speed (~1430 rpm). But this darned Matrox fan (the same one that's on the Parhelia) is just too loud. It's high pitched, and it vibrates... awful. Any thoughts on what I might use to silence this thing? Matrox of course says that removing the fan voids the warranty. But my sanity is at stake. Ideally, I'd like a passive solution, but I don't want to damage the card, either.
Would the new 80mm Verax G02 VGA-Cooler
be a good solution?
I think the ZM80A-HP
is probably overkill... I'm using the card for video & photo editing, not 3D rendering!
You can see the stock fan right here:
http://www.tech-report.com/reviews/2003 ... dex.x?pg=2