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AMD Stock HS with a Better Fan (s939 HS)

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draganjr

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I was wondering would it be possible to replace the stock fan of the stock AMD heatsink and replace it with a better fan, say like a Vantec Tornado or something similar? It is the stock fan a 80mm?

Thank you.
 

inkfx

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Im not sure that the temp would change much, but its worth a try. I think the stock HSF are 60mm fans. I know there are some good 60mm deltas out there, just not sure where.
 

Enablingwolf

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When I ran a stock cooler on my 754. I always wondered about replacing the 60MM fan that was attached. I was goign to even mod an adapter to do it also.

Then I got to really looking at it. The bearing hub of the lager fan would make it a interesting prospect. You will have a number of issues to overcome. I have yet to adapt and find nice results in return for my effort.

I ended up just getting a larger HS and was done with it. Every so often I try and cobble a larger fan on a smaller HS. So far I have yet to get good results. The 60MM to 80MM adapters don't perform on a HS worth a poop. A case or SB/NB it would be ok, but a CPU HS forget it.
 
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draganjr

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I will compare the stock fan with one of my other 80mm fans. if nogo i will measure. Thank you.
 
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draganjr

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Enablingwolf - if it is a 60mm i will replace it with a 60mm and if it is a 80mm i will rplace it with a 80mm. I tried that adapter thing with an aftermarket HS and it did not work at all, it ran hotter for some reason.

Thanks again.
 

Enablingwolf

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Yeah adapters for a HS sucks. The pressures make it perform even worse. With my tinkering. I found out the hard way.

I suggest looking for a larger 80MM replacemnt sink. There is some that will perform on par with stock and give more room for higher CFM fans or be quieter. The cost would be about the same as a new 60MM fan.
 

darksparkz

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Had a 60mm stock AMD fan on the stock AMD heatsink, added a 60mm to 92mm adaptor, so put on a 92mm fan on it, temps lowered by around 5C, a tad louder, probably around 3-5db.

It's probably more beneficial to buy a whole new heatsink, the only reason I didn't buy a whole new heatsink, was that one of the heatsink rentetnsion levers was broken, so it couldnt be removed.
 

ziggo0

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Careful with those 60mm fans...if you can bare the sound your OK...but watch your fingers...I got nicked by one of those things spinning 6.7k rpm and it went about half an inch into my thumb lol.
 

Ven0m

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BOX cooler for my bro's X2 3800+ looked like all-aluminum heatsink with 70x15mm Delta. While fan wasn't that bad and undervolted nicely, heatsink was terrible.

BOX AMD heatsink = no no. Even for stock speed they're really bad. Replacing them with something serious is highly recommended - for better temperatures, more overclock and less noise. All these 3 objectives can be achieved at once with good heatsink/fan combo.

Don't replace fan on BOX cooler - you'll replace it sooner or later anyway.
 

Enablingwolf

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draganjr said:
If I change out the HSF I will just get a X-90 like you said:
http://www.svc.com/xp-90-21.html

Or how about the THERMALTAKE CL-P0075 COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER:
http://www.svc.com/cl-p0075-14.html



I would go for the XP90. It is inexepensive. Has good performance and you can put just about any fan on it. There is some limits on what kind of fan can be used. Most quality fans will fit.

If you have more money to invest in cooling. There is even better picks.

IMO, there is only a few good Thermaltake heatsinks. If you can afford one the Big Typhoon works alright. (For its price range there is many picks to choose from in that class though.)

Here is a XP90 review from one of our own.
http://www.overclockers.com/articles1094/
 
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draganjr

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Sweet thanks guys. I think I will go with a Thermalright product. I had one on my AMD XP 3200+ with a 92mm Vantec Tornado and I enjoyed it. So what fans will fit on the XP-90, I read a little and some people had to modify some fans to make it fit. And is it hard to install on a MSI K8N NEO2-F Board?
 
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Enablingwolf

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The Tornado will fit. They are maximum output, but you might find your self insane from the niose. Just about any standard fan. If you find some nice standard body LED fans they will work also.

Here is a good pick. Though it is loud. http://www.svc.com/fba09a12u.html Toss on a controller and you got a nice setup with alot of extra. Here is more along the recommended CFM, and will match the sound levels of stock cooler. http://www.svc.com/kd1209pts2-6-86.html

The XP90 fits on just about every board. The Neoboards require a little care and coaxing to install. Off the makers site:

Question 2: I have a MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum motherboard, would I be able to install a XP-90? The capacitors seem to be in the way.

Answer: Yes, but you might have to tilt the capacitors enough to clear way for the heat sink. Install the XP-90 in which the overhanging fins are over the memory slots. Do the clip hooking on the capacitor side first for an easier installation.
 
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draganjr

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Which high quality Panaflo 80mm do y'all recommand? More then likely I will get the XP-90 and then use my 80mm Vantec Tornado (because I already have one.) But I need a four better case fans... I would like to stay with the 80mm Fans... Delta or Panaflo... an recommandations on case fans?

Thank you.

4 X PANAFLO FBA08A12U 80X25MM HYDRO WAVE BEARING FAN 46.9CFM 38.2DBA
http://www.svc.com/fba08a12u.html