Good Fans for Socket 939 and Dual Core?

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Hi all
I have more or less decided to upgrade my current AMD 3700+ single core
processor to this one:

            -----AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ (Socket

(I have noticed that my CPU is quite often maxed out and I would like a
bit better performance. I want to be able to do multiple processor-heavy
tasks at the same time, instead of waiting...)

But I really think I need a better CPU fan if I upgrade the CPU.
Currently my CPU tends to get pretty hot (60+ degrees C) as soon as it's
put under stress.

I'd like a fan that can keep the CPU below 50-55 degrees C without
fiddling around with throttling software.

My current fan is from Zalman - don't know what it's called but it's
absolutely massive with a fan-blade' 'flower' of stainless steel blades
around it ... To dissipate the heat I'd guess.
It's supposed to be very quiet, but I really don't think that it is.

I have no experience of water cooling and I don't think I have the
confidence and time to try that.
So I need a conventional fan. But it has to be quiet.

My motherboard is Asrock 939 Dual Sata II  and the socket is of course 939.
The processor will be AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+
I am happy to spend around US80 or UK 40 or so.

Can anybody think of a suitable fan for my configuration?
I looked at Overclockers UK but I didn't see any fan that immediately
stood out as the best choice...

Very grateful for help..

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Re: Good Fans for Socket 939 and Dual Core?

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There is a cooler review here. Some of these coolers are huge and may not fit
in your computer case.


Re: Good Fans for Socket 939 and Dual Core?

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They are Aluminium, not steel, but that's beside the point. If your CPU is
overheating with a Zalman cooler, then perhaps your case is too hot. Do a
load test with the case closed (as normal) and see what temperature your CPU
hovers around, then remove the case and see what temperature the CPU drops
down to. If there is more than a few degrees of difference, then you need
more case airflow/cooling.

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