•  skj
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Can someone please recommend to me an effecient, yet extremely quiet HSF for my Amd Duron 1300 Sock A processor? I searched on the web for "Socket A HSF reviews", but it was getting difficult narrowing in on a single website that showed performance testing on many top-quality HSF's :-(

I will not be overclocking or doing anything spectacular to my rig, and I just need something that works well and is relatively quiet (
Win 2K
1300 Amd Duron
30Gb WD Hdd
I use the CoolerMaster Aero7+. This has adjustable fan settings. At the mid-range setting I can't hear it at all. For your use it will cool your proc well at this setting.
  •  Jordan
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For quietness I would recommend the Arctic Cooling Copper Silent 2. It is quieter than the OM Aero7+ even at the lowest setting (sorry Ramman) and is probabaly a lot cheaper too. It has automatic fawn control so if the CPu gets hot the fan will speed up but with your Duron I imagine that won't happen much. If you get the 2L version you also get the LED lights and a manual fan control switch to adjust the speed of the fan too.

Hey NP, I thought this topic would draw you in as you are king of the silent pc .
  •  skj
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Re: Jordan/Ramman

I've been doing quite a bit of research on this HSF recommendation and on ones others have recommended to me. At this point, I have come down to choosing between TWO HSF's.

If it isn't too much trouble, if you guys can help me make the final decision I would greatly appreciate it.
I listed the specs for each hsf for a quick reference. Thank you so much for your reply!

HSF #1: Arctic Cooling Copper Silent 2L

Recommended CPUs:
" All AMD Duron
" AMD Athlon XP up to 3400+ (2800RPM)
" AMD Athlon XP up to 3200+ (2200RPM)
" AMD Athlon XP up to 2500+ (1500RPM)
" Heat Sink: 84 x 76 x 41 mm
" Copper Plate: 44 x 44 x 5 mm
" Overall Dimensions: 88 x 82 x 79 mm
" For the Air Flow important Height: 56 mm
" Rated Fan Speed: 1500/2200/2800 RPM
" Power Consumption: 12 V, 0.27 Amp.
" Air Flow: 26.5 / 48.8 / 61.6 m3/h
" Weight: 395 g
" Noise Level: 13 / 18 / 24 dB (A)
" Therm. Resistance: 0.29 - 0.34 C / Watt

HSF #2: Thermaltake SILENT BOOST

P/N A1889 Fan Speed 245010% RPM
Fan Dimension 80x80x25 mm Max Air Flow 27.5 CFM
Heatsink Dimension 82x70x49 mm (41 fins) Air Pressure 25.97 Pa-min
Rated Voltage 12V Noise 21 dBA
Started Voltage 7V Bearing Type Hydro Wave Bearing
Rated Current 0.13A Life Expectation 50,000 hours
Power Input 1.56W Connector 3 PIN
  •  Jordan
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The SilentBost is a bit louder and has a less smoth finish on the base but it does perform a little better as it pushes more air. For your needs though the AC Copper is more than good enough and you will be able to run it on it's lowest settings fine. What are the prices of the 2?