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Coolermaster X-Dream III~

Well after months of torturing noise coming from my rig, I decided to buy a new heatsink fan for my processor. My motherboard is socket478 and the stock Intel cooler fan was way too noisy for me. I can even hear it from 10 meters away~ The fan is running more than 5000 RPM which I think its on the maximum speed. So I went to the PC shop in Tmn U and find a silent HSF for my rig. This is what I found!

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This is the Coolermaster X-Dream III. It only cost RM65 and I bought it at RM63 after bargaining with the seller.. just RM2 difference.. zzz. So this is the specs of the cooler.

  • Socket Type: Socket A, 370, 462
  • Dimension: 80x77x45 mm with copper base
  • Material: Aluminum extrusion fin with copper base
  • Fan Dimension: 80x80x32 mm
  • Fan Speed: 2000 RPM
  • Fan Airflow: 32.5 CFM
  • Fan Life Expectance: 40,000 Hours
  • Voltage Rating: 7-13.2 VDC
  • Noise Level: 20 dBA

Once I got home I quickly shut down the pc and start the project.. haha! I took out the stock Intel fan from the motherboard.

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Then I applied the thermal compound on the processor chip surface. The thermal compound is come together in the package.

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The installation for this HSF is really easy. Just put the heatsink on top of the processor, connect the 2 steel pins that comes together in the package on the side to the adapter on the motherboard, “click!” done!
After connecting all the cable behind the CPU, I switched it on and guess what? The fan is glowing in blue!

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This is quite nice man~ And this is what it looked like from far.

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Something will be glowing when I’m in my sleep later tonight haha! So where my stock intel cooler go then? Back into the box.. lol

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The fan is really silent after I start the pc. Its way more silent than the stock ones. But the HSF doesn’t do much on cooling the processor as the temparature is almost the same. For a HSF at a price at RM63, I think it really worth it after all.

An engineer which have a lot of interests in gadgets and technology stuffs. The blog varies from life events to gadgets reviews and hacks.

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