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Windows 7: How to Replace Stock CPU Fan

16 Feb 2015   #11
Graysull

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Ok, I looked on Newegg and I found one. What do you guys think of this one?

RAIJINTEK ZELOS, Low profile CPU cooler, 3 pcs 6mm nickel plating Heat-pipe, 9015 PWM fan, Total height of 44mm including fan, Supports Intel & AMD modern CPU sockets and platforms - Newegg.com

I'm going to replace the fan with a Cooler Master or Rosewill fan, btw.

Thanks


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16 Feb 2015   #12
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Zalman makes a couple of low profile coolers that aren't too bad, IIRC, but the fans aren't replaceable. They have the advantage of cooling the chipset at the same time, as well as the memory. They're no good for overclocking, but they do the job usually better than a stock cooler.
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16 Feb 2015   #13
Graysull

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Ok, but what do you think of the one that I posted?
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16 Feb 2015   #14
Mellon Head

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This would be a better choice:

COOLER MASTER GeminII M4 RR-GMM4-16PK-R2 120mm Slim Fan Long Life Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 2011/1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+ - Newegg.com

The one that you posted is only using a 90mm fan. You won't get the kind of cooling that you need if you're running anything that is processor heavy. The one I just linked has a 120mm fan, which is what I assume that your replacement fan is going to be.
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16 Feb 2015   #15
ignatzatsonic

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That's an uncommon brand. All you can do is try to find reviews about it with Google.

Do you care about noise level?

Do you have overclocking intentions?

Do you care whether your temps are 40 degrees or 32 degrees at any particular time?

I'd try to find something with a 120 MM fan that didn't spin over maybe 1000 rpm. When you go above that, they tend to get noisy.
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16 Feb 2015   #16
Graysull

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Ok thank you, I will go with that one. One more thing, do you recommend Rosewill or Cooler Master SickleFlow fans? Or does it not matter? My preference for sound is very little sound.
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16 Feb 2015   #17
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Graysull View Post
Ok thank you, I will go with that one. One more thing, do you recommend Rosewill or Cooler Master SickleFlow fans? Or does it not matter?




Do you care about noise levels?

If you do, look at fans from Scythe, Noctua, Nexus, Yate Loon, or BeQuiet.

Do you care about over clocking?
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16 Feb 2015   #18
Graysull

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I edited the post and said I don't like the noise from the fans. A subtle hum is okay I guess, and I don't overclock unless the component comes overclocked like a Graphics card. Also, I found this fan on Amazon. What do you think?

Amazon.com: Cooler Master JetFlo 120 - POM Bearing 120mm Blue LED High Performance Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators: Computers & Accessories

I will look at ones from the brands you suggested.
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16 Feb 2015   #19
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Graysull View Post
I edited the post and said I don't like the noise from the fans. A subtle hum is okay I guess, and I don't overclock unless the component comes overclocked like a Graphics card.
Then stay with coolers that use 120 mm fans.

You can't really evaluate a fan without hearing it. Buy the cooler and try its included fan. If it is too loud for you, then start looking for a replacement. How offensive the included fan is will vary from person to person.

120 mm fans start to get audible above 1000 rpm, but will vary in the type of noise they produce. You just have to experiment. Most people can tolerate pretty much any fan if its fairly low speed.

I wouldn't buy a replacement fan unless I found the included one too loud. You might save some money.

Scythe Gentle Typhoon and Scythe Slipstream models are among the quietest 120 mm fans if you have to replace.
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16 Feb 2015   #20
Graysull

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Ok, thanks for your time.
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