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    I want to use my primary rig as an e-mule downlaod machine, but I want absolutely no noise to ensure I get to sleep well without being disturbed since it will probably be on all night. Since it will be downgraded to a download machine only I thought I could use a big heatsink and lower the FSB. But I don't know how to do it exactly, for example do I have to lower the vcore as well.
    Anyway what kind of heatsink would do fine to cool an athlonXP 1700+ at FSB100 or do I need some sort of a fan in any case. I can even buy a new case if it will help keep the noise inside.
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    Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop
    p4 1.7GHz, 1GB DDR-Ram, 40GB hdd, DVD-ROM+External DVD-+RW, connected to a BenQ 17"LCD Display (own LCD display went nuts)

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    going with stock voltage would be best, also not OCing it will keep the temps down. (im assuming that u dont want watercool it)
    one of those big zelman coolers should do good job than.

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    Antec has a nice case my friend just picked up. It has a huge fan inside so you can run at low speeds to keep the noise down. As for a HSU the Zalman 7000 is what I use (24 idle 34 load on a P4 3.2) and it is dead quiet (but you need to see if it'll work with yours).

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    Going with slower 120mm fan is always an option if you got room/tools to do it :thumb:


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    for any modern cpu you are going to need some form of active cooling, even if very little. CPUs these days just run too hot, even at reduced speeds.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Thanx! I had to mess with it by taking out one space then it worked!

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    Ya may want to check out the Thermaltake Volcano Silent Boost if ya runnin' stock CPU speeds or not too much more.

    Gee minibubba I thought that ya'd be straight up with this one. :confused:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Gee minibubba I thought that ya'd be straight up with this one. :confused:
    i would have, but i got the impression he didn't want to spend much(if any) money on the rig in question :)

    ...and i was dog tired when i made that post :laugh:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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