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Any small CPU cooler could fit into this crow space computer?

I had been try to buy a quieter CPU cooler for this computer to get rid of the intolerable noise it made. But turn out this crow space computer can't even contain a 92mm cpu cooler like this one (Thermaltake CL-P0370 92mm Enter CPU Cooler )
So does any one can recommend me a small cooler that can fit into this computer? By the way I heart about people say some computer support change cpu fan speed in BIOS. Is this computer support this feature? or any

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That Thermaltake Cpu cooler you show is HUGE! Not surprised it won't fit! lol! It's 117mm Long x 102mm Wide x141mm Tall.
That's about 4-1/2 inches Long by 4 inches Wide by 5-1/2 inches Tall!

Suggestion for CPU cooler? Hmmmm, how about a ZEROtherm CF900? It's 100mm Long X 94mm Wide X 77mm Tall.
Here's the PDF file download for it's installation guide,
Here's on place I found it on a quick search,
Speedfan is a software many people use to control CPU fan speed,
Perhaps you should try it. To change your fan speed in your BIOS Setup utility, you access BIOS Setup, and look in Advanced BIOS options. See if this option is there. I would use care, hence why I posted Speedfan instead.

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