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Help with CPU heatsink/fan for Socket 370


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max2k1

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Hi folks:

I have a fairly old HP machine that has a socket 370 motherboard (Cognac No: 119920) with a Pentium III 1 Ghz processor.

The cpu fan has become extremely noisy and I think its time to replace it before it frys the cpu.
The current fan is 60mm

I was looking at newegg for 60mm fans with Socket 370 compatibility (it lists Socket 370/A and 370/7 -- not sure what I have)
Here is the list of fans: (8 in total)

http://tinyurl.com/54upyn

Could you recommend any of these ?

I was looking at this one : ThermalTake A1671-03
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835106101

Is this one good ?

I don't need anything extraordinary -- I don't OC this setup - its mainly used for basic work -- no gaming or anything !

thanks for your suggestions and help.
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The thermotake copper unit looks good abit kinda costly.

Heres a little secret about those older CPU's. I have been using AMD heatsinks on them for years. They hook up the same but the intel MB's only use the center hole to hold the heatsink to the cpu. So since i have been stripping computers for years, i found a Thermotake copper heatsink for a AMD cpu that had a 80 MM fan on it. I switched the fan with a enermax adjustible manual fan speed control. I now have a H-P vectra 1.0 Intel that runs very cool and Very quiet that i have been using as a music server. The only way i know this computer is running is i can hear the hard drives making sounds sometimes.

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Awesome trick! I'll have to remember that :)
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