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    Athlon XP Cooling


    Alright, I'm looking for a quiet hs for my Athlon XP 2400+

    I've looked into Zalman and they are too heavy. I want to be able to move my computer around when I need too.
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    I'm not a hardware guru at all, but are you overclocking? If not then I would think one could safely assume that the stock heatsink/fan should work just fine...
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    The stock heatsinks on XP's are terrible. average temp with artic 5 thermal paste is about 55C

    Right now I'm using a Thermaltake Volcano 7+ but it's SO loud.
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    I use a Thermaltake thin volcano 10 with my Athlon XP 3000+. It is thin, light and very quiet. It also keeps my CPU under 30 degrees celcius unless it is under a huge load. I've never seen the temp rise above 35 degrees celcius. Might be something to check into, but I'm no hardware master.
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    You can buy a quiet fan for many heatsinks, or possibly replace the fan on your existing heatsink. The fan is the source of the noise, and particularly if you are not overclocking, a larger, lower rpm fan can greatly reduce noise levels. You'll have to choose what heat sink offers acceptable size and weight compared to its ability to accept a larger, quieter fan.
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