socket a is so very very noisy (ideas?)

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socket a is so very very noisy (ideas?)

Post by c3lica » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:04 pm

so i decided to use some old comoputer parts and build a quiet(hopefully silent) pc. For now it has a wd2500 hard drive which is loud but will be replaced with a 2.5" fujitsu most likely and a ultra psu which is loud and will also be replaced ---->viewtopic.php?p=373978#373978.

that leaves me with a socket a amd 3000+. I have herd that socket a's run hot. anyways does anyone have any idea on how i might go about making it quiet. I would like to have it in a small case (slim micro atx) but dont know if this is possible. also, I am ready and willing to under clock it in the pursuit of silence.

I was looking at the silver stone lc19 but am thinking there is no way i will fit my mobo and a HSF that will cool enough in that case. maybe the antec minuet is more realistic? (or a case that size)

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Post by Arvo » Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:19 pm

One thing what you probably need to do is undervolt/underclock your CPU substantially.

I've used Athlon XP 2800+ Barton for some time. Reducing it's core voltage by 0.25V (from 1.65V to 1.4V) and lowering FSB at same time could decrease power consumption about 15-20W... I had Abit NF7 motherboard with many adjustable settings - I hope your mobo allows undervolting/underclocking.

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Post by PsychoStreak » Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:28 pm

You can probably quiet it down quite a bit by replacing just the fan, although you could go for a quieter HSF combination.

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Post by thejamppa » Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:53 pm

One of the best Heatsinks for Socket A is Scythe Katana CU. Its discontinued but should be available still in some stores. Aerocool HT-102 and GT-1000 are also worth of consider but definately require shimm.

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Post by Laz Winterz » Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:40 pm

I got a 2500 barton @ 3200 that uses a thermal right si-97, and it uses a 92mm fan (using the 92mm mad dog fan from compusa) that is set at 7V. The max my processor gets at full load is 51C (idle @ 45C) 25.5C room temp. By then, the power supply fan from the antec trio ramps up.

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