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Topic Title: Best Heatsink for AMD Phenom II X4 955 in microATX case
Topic Summary: Phenom II 955 stock fan replacement in mATX case
Created On: 01/16/2010 08:58 PM
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 01/16/2010 08:58 PM
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indyp
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Hi,
I've just built my new upgrade with a Phenom II 955 Quad processor, ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO motherboard, 4Gb Kingston Hyper memory and Enerex PSU (625w).

Everything works fine apart from the noise level of the stock fan. My readings on Everest Sensor are:

Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type ITE IT8712F v7+ (ISA 290h)
Chassis Intrusion Detected No

Temperatures:
Motherboard 32 °C (90 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #1 32 °C (90 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #2 32 °C (90 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #3 32 °C (90 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #4 32 °C (90 °F)
Aux 33 °C (91 °F)
SAMSUNG HD322HJ 26 °C (79 °F)
Hitachi HTS541080G9SA00 30 °C (86 °F)

Cooling Fans:
CPU 2473 RPM
Chassis 2258 RPM
GPU 0%

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 0.96 V
+3.3 V 3.30 V
+12 V 12.80 V
VBAT Battery 3.36 V
Debug Info F 0111 012B FFFF 0000 0000
Debug Info T 33 32 128
Debug Info V 3C FF CE FF C8 64 FF (F7)


This speed is average and more or less constant for the fan. The sound is a high pitch spinning sound.

I want to replaces the fan but must limit it to my mATX case. Can anyone suggest a very quiet heatsink fan cooler for this set-up?

The options so far I'm looking at are:
- Scythe Shuriken Low Profile CPU Cooler
http://www.amazon.co.uk/produc...UTF8&showViewpoints=1

- Scythe Shuriken Rev.B Quiet Low Profile CPU
http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-g...riken#customerreviews

Plus this using table see (AMD) section:
http://www.frostytech.com/top5...profile_heatsinks.cfm

Any help highly appreciated
 01/16/2010 10:36 PM
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Rising Force
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I've had very good results with the corsair H50. Never hit more than 42c under load. Idle is usually 10-12c cooler. I'm actually idling at 26c as I write this. Good luck!

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HAF 922
AMD 965 BE 3.8
Ultra X4 850 PSU
Gigabyte 790XT-UD4P
8G DDR3 1600 G.Skill
Corsair H50-Push/Pull
GTS 250 (5970 coming soon)
7 fans......need ....more....fans!
 01/17/2010 06:53 AM
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indyp
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Hi Rising Force! Thx for your reply.

Can you tell me how easy the H50 was for you to install into an mATX box? And how quiet it is?

Thx!
 01/17/2010 07:03 AM
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Rising Force
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In my case it fits very easy and allows for better airflow. Install was easy since my case allows for access behind the MB.

Here's a pic. Mine is set up a bit different using 2 fans in push/pull configuration. You don't have to do it this way though it does offer a few degrees benefit. I have a fan controller so noise is not an issue. The fan it comes with tops out at 1700rpm and is not too loud.



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First build:
HAF 922
AMD 965 BE 3.8
Ultra X4 850 PSU
Gigabyte 790XT-UD4P
8G DDR3 1600 G.Skill
Corsair H50-Push/Pull
GTS 250 (5970 coming soon)
7 fans......need ....more....fans!
 01/17/2010 09:18 PM
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indyp
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Hi, I have a problem with my case for this cooler. The cooler looks great but the problem is my chasis fan is 92mm and this cooler requires 120mm :-(

So, please peeps, any other suggestions for a very quiet cpu cooler for an mATX case?

Another I have seen is :
Coolermaster GeminII S
http://www.frostytech.com/arti...ew.cfm?articleID=2288

Any ideas?
 01/17/2010 09:48 PM
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They make fan adapter brackets, check Newegg for a 92mm to 120mm adapter.
Your options for a decent aftermarket HSF is limited with a mATX case.
You'll have to look for a low profile unit, check Newegg.

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Phenom II X6 1100T B.E.@ 4.26GHz
Corsair H70 Core Hydro
ASUS Crosshair V Formula
2x4GB G.Skill RipjawsX@ 1894MHz, 9-10-9-28
SLI: 2x EVGA GTX 570's@ 902/1804/2032
Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Corsair HX850W Modular
Cooler Master HAF 922
2x Win 7 Home Premium (x64)
 01/18/2010 12:54 AM
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Thx NemesisChild!

Any ideas on good lo-noise low profile units?
 01/18/2010 07:02 AM
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Rising Force
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Just look through the Newegg site and you will find they all have plenty of reviews. Remember, the smaller the fan the higher rpm it needs to move air = more noise. Good luck!

low profile, cheap, 5 star rating:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16835708001

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First build:
HAF 922
AMD 965 BE 3.8
Ultra X4 850 PSU
Gigabyte 790XT-UD4P
8G DDR3 1600 G.Skill
Corsair H50-Push/Pull
GTS 250 (5970 coming soon)
7 fans......need ....more....fans!
 01/18/2010 07:38 AM
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Newegg reviews are sometimes helpful, but you may want to look at Frosty Tech for some of their testing reviews too.
http://www.frostytech.com/

EDIT: Just noticed you already know about the Frosty Tech site. Excuse my post here please.

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Edited: 01/18/2010 at 08:09 AM by RBR
 01/20/2010 01:44 PM
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indyp
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Hi,
I went for this:

Noctua NH-C12P

http://www.frostytech.com/arti...?articleid=2280&page=1
 03/06/2010 10:33 PM
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I know I'm resurrecting a really old post, but indyp, how did it work out?

I'm looking for a low profile heatsink and don't have a clue which one to order. I wish you could return these types of things if they don't fit for whatever reason!
 03/07/2010 04:41 AM
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that noctua heatsink is one of the best low profiles (under 120mm high)

for anything better i have discovered that the stock heatsink for the phenom 955 is one of the best low profile coolers under 100mm high

so i modded it to make it better







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 03/07/2010 12:07 PM
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So what did that do? My main issue is noise and when playing a video on hulu or media center it runs about 59 degrees celsius with the stock cooler. The seems warmer than it needs to be. Did the new fan make it quieter or cool better?
 03/07/2010 12:30 PM
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I've taken some pictures of my predicament.

http://imgur.com/w8jCq.jpg and http://imgur.com/wpThX.jpg

I REALLY need to figure out the stock specifications of the AMD cooler so I know what to order. Does anyone reading this thread know the stock width height depth? Also what is the order of dimensions as seen on frostytech? Is it widthxheightxdepth?
 03/07/2010 01:49 PM
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dims order is HxWxD
the cooler is about 75mm high so you prob have about 80mm clearance max by the looks of it.

also whats wrong with a ruler?

the main issue with cooling isnt the cooler. its your case ventilation.

do you have an exhaust fan on your case?
do you have an intake fan on your case?
does your case have adequate room to intake/exhaust?
are you shoving your case in an enclosed area?
is your ambient temperature of your room over 25 degrees?

all of these are contributing to your high temps and should you 'burn out' your cpu because of any of these factors its acutally down to your own fault. and isnt covered by the warrantee. the coolers are made for purpose.

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that is by design the high end 125-140w stock cooler used by AMD.

the stock fan with the 955 is a 70mm AVC which at full whack will hit something like 5500rpm and is a little jet turbine (the version that comes with the 955/965 is much louder than the fan that comes with the 940).

i replaced it with a modest 80mm fan which was much quieter and just as cool.

i would take a look at the above and consider your options..

imo if you have good ventilation you wouldnt have a problem.
also you could try enabling cool and quiet in the bios.

just a thought..

why use a high power quad core in a htpc case?

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Edited: 03/07/2010 at 02:09 PM by I3r0k3n7FEET
 03/09/2010 02:50 AM
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Hello Dude !

if not late can recommed - Scythe Ninja Mini(own one myself) & Noctua NH-U9DX
Stock Cooler - very noisy
 03/09/2010 05:48 AM
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I use a ZeroThermBTW90 in an old Emachines MicroATX because it was the best I could find that would fit dont like its design the whole butterfly shape thing but it does the job pretty well.


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