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Old 02-02-2005, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default computer is loud!

My new computer's cd-rom and cpufan makes so much noise I can hear it across the house. Why are some computers so much quieter than others?
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:51 AM   #2
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Default Loud system

This is not uncommon - I am working on the same issue - there are CPU and Power Supplies that you can buy that are made to run quieter than the stocks ones that come with many systems - a bit pricier but worth it - especially if you do computer based recording. Unless you don't have any bearings going out in your fans then upgrade too better fans and power supplies - God bless
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Old 02-03-2005, 08:38 AM   #3
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Default Re: computer is loud!

The case construction, materials, fan mounts, etc all attribute to computer noise. A good case can help minimize noise. Silent fans also help
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lmao...i have 8 fans inside my comp all together. all of them standard/stock ones (but with led's). You can imagine how loud mine must be...sometimes i'm sure its about to lift off...haha
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Old 02-03-2005, 04:50 PM   #5
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Your computer case is something a kin to a kettle drum. You attach that vibrating hunk of plastic to it with fat screws and it vibrates the whole thing. You can go several routes. The first is what I did at first. The second is what I did as a follow up.
!> Install a good fan controler. Mine is a Cooler Master Aerogate II. 4 fan controls and 4 temp sensors. $39.00USD.
2> Install silcone fan and psu gaskets. A kit of 2 fan and 1 psu gasket comes with screws and extra washers. $17.00USD
It works great on my el cheapo case. When I'm on the system I dial up the fan speen to match the job and when done turn then down. Can't wait to test that set up on my clear case.
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Old 02-03-2005, 04:53 PM   #6
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Some stock fans are quiet but are loud in small spacers like when i had some AVC fan that came with my PC it was on my Heatsink and make a huge whizzzzing noise so i got a coolmaster fan and stuck it on, also try and get fans somewhere about 20dB
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