Thinking to buy a new CPU Fan

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Hi hows everyone today, i hope everyones having a good weekend so far. I would like your opinion on certain things
1)when ever i turn on my pc since i got it ,there's a weird noise which just pisses my dad off, as it quite loud at night. It didnt bother me for years but now to myself as well its a pain in the ass. So i opened up the pc case and heard closely to the MOBO, i saw the CPU fan and it was the one making the loudest noise, after my power supply and hard drive. It's a very basic CPU fan and i don't think it costed me more then 5-10$. So i am thinking to buy a new quiet CPU fan which isn't so noisy plus i dont want to spend alot of money. I went to tigerdirect.ca and check in this section which products they have and now i am very confused as there are many many categories and different types/models of fans.
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=99

What do each of these sub-categories mean ? What kind of cooling products does each of them represent ?

2)i would like to know what to look for when buying a new CPU fan ? Like any compatibility issues with my system ? Some1 told me about sockets and stuff whats that ?

3)how can i find out what type/model of CPU fan i currently have ?(i checked my CPU fan by unplugging it and all it says is INTEL)

4)what kind of properties/options should i look for in a CPU fan if i am looking for something which is very quiet

I don't want to spend alot of money yet get something nice. Please visit this link and point out some few nice cheap CPU fans which are compatible with my system, and state why you choose that particular fan.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=99

My computer:
Windows XP, Service Pack 2
Intel Celeron, 1.1Ghtz (1100mthz)
128mb Ram
15gb HDD (Harddrive)
Asus Tusi-M Motherboard

Thx in advance
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The Intel Celeron is a socket 478. So you would need to look at CPU Fans for Socket 478's.
Socket 478 CPU Fans
You more than likely have a stck CPU fan, nothing fancy and provides adequate cooling for normal PC use.
Any socket 478 fan should be compatible with your system.
When checking out the specs look at the rated noise level if noise is you major factor. The lower the dB the better. But you also want to look at air flow as it's main job is cooling the CPU, not being quiet.
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Ok so how did you find out my socket # ? What exactly is socket # ? Secondaly is it possible you can choose a good quality but cheap fan out of those for me please ? I will greatly appreciate it :lol:
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Lols ok i got you :) I choose two fans which i liked please tell me according to you which one is a better buy

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=925085&CatId=0

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=578002&CatId=0
Thx in advance
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Those two cpu fans are for Socket A proccessors. You will need to pick one from this section http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/ ... =3&Recs=10
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unstopabl3 wrote:
Ok so how did you find out my socket # ? What exactly is socket # ? Secondaly is it possible you can choose a good quality but cheap fan out of those for me please ? I will greatly appreciate it :lol:


I found out your socket # by searching google. I put Celeron 1.1 GHz into google and found the answer I needed. I was fairly certain it was 478 but wanted to be sure.
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tomrulez wrote:
Those two cpu fans are for Socket A proccessors. You will need to pick one from this section http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/ ... =3&Recs=10


Umm tomrulez i checked with a friend of mine and a computer diagnostic tool which told me my system is socket 370 and thats why i gave you the links to the specific fans i choose from socket 370 section. So that being said, tomrulez and grinch can you please provide your opinion about the above two fans ?
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Try these for socket 370
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... ategory=62
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... ategory=62

Your processor is older than I thought.
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Thx ginch but i am in Canada and newegg doesn't deliver to Canada. I finallay decided to go with this one
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=925085&CatId=0
Thx alot for all your genuine help people, i appreciate it
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Yeah thats a great one. Should work fine with your system.

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