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Corsair CMXAF1 fan alternatives


FredL

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Hello,

 

I've got a CMXAF1 (RAM) fan as part of my PC2-8500 Dominator kit. I've got 8GB of RAM and found that the 4 modules really needed cooling. The included RAM fan does a nice job, however the 3 40mm fans are quite noisy. It's not a wonder as they're always running at 6000 RPMs.

 

I was wondering if there are any alternatives? I see that Corsair have brought out the CMXAF2 with 2 60mm fans. Would that be quieter?

 

Also, anyone know the ratings of the 40mm fans? I can't find the noise or airflow (CFM) ratings anywhere.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Hello,

 

I've got a CMXAF1 (RAM) fan as part of my PC2-8500 Dominator kit. I've got 8GB of RAM and found that the 4 modules really needed cooling. The included RAM fan does a nice job, however the 3 40mm fans are quite noisy. It's not a wonder as they're always running at 6000 RPMs.

 

I was wondering if there are any alternatives? I see that Corsair have brought out the CMXAF2 with 2 60mm fans. Would that be quieter?

 

Also, anyone know the ratings of the 40mm fans? I can't find the noise or airflow (CFM) ratings anywhere.

 

Thanks in advance.

You could use a controlled header on your motherboard or a fan controller to adjust the speed of the fans.
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Thanks for the advise guys.

 

Yellowbeard's suggestion of adjusting the speed of the fans prompted me to seek out speedfan again, but alas, Gigabyte only allows you to control 2 out of the 4 fans from the MB (CPU + Sys Fan: 4-pin ones).

 

However, the Sys Fan output seems limited to 5-7v somehow, so I capitalised on that and put my Corsair fan there. Now the 6000RPM fans are running around 3000RPM and much quieter.

 

If needed, I'll seek out a fan controller further down the track.

 

Thanks again.

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