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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?