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Re: [SLUG] Quiet Computers
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Quiet Computers
- From: "Gareth Walters" <garethw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu May 3 10:27:02 2001
- Organization: Microforte
The case itself can have a noticable effect.
Making sure the case is solid (all screws present) and all
devices with moving parts are well secured
so that the noise/vibration of fans and moving
parts is dampened is a good start.
The way the motherboard is mounted is important too,
as vibrations from the various fans mounted on the CPU,
chipset etc cards can be amplified quite effectively
by the case in some instances.
Don't be afraid to wedge foam rubber or some such substitute
between devices and the case, like the HD and CDROM
(not too much though as its a good thermal insuator)
Also if the fans are have been around for a while clean them!
Dust and dirt can easily build up on the fan and spindle,
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Ellis" <genius203@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: [SLUG] Quiet Computers
> Maybe you should fit a better PSU/FAN to your case to
> solve the issue.
> > - power supply fan
> > - video card fan
> > - second case fan (doesn't apply to me)
> > - hard drive ("idle" hum and r/w ticks)
> > - CPU fan
> In all cases, a better quality fan will usually solve
> the problem.
> is also variation in fans, so swapping in another fan
> may lower the
> noise level.