80mm fan on a Volcano 6 Cu+ Heatsink
I bought a Thermaltake Volcano 6 Cu+ Heat Sink Fan for
my AMD Athlon XP 1500+ back in October 2001. It worked fine and kept my CPU at about 47C (full load - room temp about 21C). There was one big problem, the noise was driving me insane! The existing 60mm fan was
rotating at almost 7,000 rpm.
This was really annoying when the computer was hooked up
to my TV in the living room because the volume had to be turned up and I put a blanket over the whole computer to quiet it down.
Finally, in August 2002 I bought a Sunon 80mm fan (model
KD1208PTB2) and was determined to end this madness.
How can I get this 80mm fan onto the Volcano heat sink?
I was looking into plastic funnels and adaptors but was interested in what I could do myself.
Lucky for me the Volcano 6 has a heatsink that is 80mm x
60mm. That meant that that only one side of it would hang over the heat sink. As it turns out, the solution was extremely simple.