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THE BEST CPU COOLER FOR P4 2.4G?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by gabitzu, May 29, 2003.

  1. gabitzu

    gabitzu Guest

    HI...I HAVE THE P4 2.4G FSB 533 512K CACHE CPU...IT CAME IN THE BOX....ACTUALY THE STOCK CPU COOLER IS NOT SO QUIET.. I REALY DON-T WANT NOISE IN MY DAW..I HAVE THE ANTEC AMG PLUS 1080 CASE....CAN YOU SUGEST ME A GOOD CPU COOLER?...WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE ZALMAN 7000ALCU?...IS IT A GOOD CHOICE?
    thank you
     
  2. lambchop

    lambchop Active Member

    I'd be interested in this, too. I have a 2.0G P4 and the fan is definately noisey. I'd like to know what would be the best 'bang for the buck', you know, price vs. performance. If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. :)
     
  3. 3dchris

    3dchris Active Member

    Stock fan on my p4 3.06 sounds like a jet passing 15' above your head! I have to replace it as well. But what to get?

    tnx,

    chris
     
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Three things to do here...

    One..Zalman heat sinks

    Two..Water Cooling systems

    Three... Frozen CPU

    Opus :D
     
  5. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Member

    I second the frozen CPU suggestion.

    On a more practical note I suggest to check out http://www.directron.com and look for "Quiet PC".
    The Zalman solutions are extremely quiet but also not exactly cheap. I just went for a CoolerMaster Silent solution that set me back only $10.95 plus S&H. It's also very quiet. That one is a great compromise if you need the $30 you saved over the Zalman for beer or other important purchases.

    MisterBlue.
     
  6. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Member

    ... and I also wanted to add that I actually have a Zalman (not the 7000 though) and the Coolermaster working side by side now so I can really compare. As indicated, the Zalman is a tad bit more quiet but the Coolermaster is generally fine. Let's just say that the choice of hard disk becomes at that point more important than the cooler you pick (and anticipating the next question: The solution there are Seagate Barracudas :D ... ain't nuthin' more quiet out there).

    To make the statement complete, here is what you want in a quiet PC:

    1. Enermax Silent Power Supply
    2. Coolermaster or Zalman quiet fan
    3. Seagate Barracuda HD's or HD enclosures (somewhat expensive and not much fun to install)

    With those three measures chances are that other pieces of equipment in your studio are noisier than the PC. And yes, I am speaking from experience on all of the above.

    Hope this helps.

    MisterBlue.
     
  7. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Either that or you move your PC to a closet or another room!

    That's what I have done! I have a closet in my studio that houses my server and my audio machine!
    Simply got PS/2 and video extension cables and all is working wonderfully!

    Opus :D
     

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