Quiet Socket A fan for Socket 7

  Gaz W 20:07 03 May 04

I need to replace the fan on an old socket 7 CPU (Pentium 233 MMX). I realise that Socket 370 is exactly the same size as Socket 7, minus one pin, and so is Socket A (all completely electronically incompatible of course) but since I can't find a socket 7 fan any more, or even a socket 370 one come to that, my bet bet might be to use one designed for a socket A processor. The trouble is the fans on AMD Athlon XP processors are extremely loud and I don't need an extremely powerful one.

Rather than mess about with resistor cables and slowing the fan down, is there a very quiet AMD fan available? Maybe even just a very large heatsink?

Bearing in mind that this computer is a server (yes, it's a P233 and a server) - so it's got to be something that will keep it cool all the time because even P233s get hot!

Any suggestions?

  VoG II 20:14 03 May 04

Have a look click here

  Gaz W 21:08 03 May 04

Thanks for that link. I have looked at QuietPC.com before but never really thought of them! Anyway I clicked on Pentium 3 fans and found that there are two that are an "ideal solution" for "Pentium Classic / MMX" - one is called the Nexus AXP-3200 Copper Plated Cooler and the other is the Kamakaze, so I'll choose between those two based on the noise levels.

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