computer fans.....

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  1. MaDsK1LLz

    MaDsK1LLz New Member

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    My computer has like 6 fans inside of it and its so loud that i moved it underneath my desk in a little boxed area. the problem is that after using the computer for a while, there is a lot of heat i can feel around my computer, also my room's temperature rises a lot unless i open up a window. does anyone have any ideas on what i can do to cut down on heat and noise?
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    You must have cheap fans. I have a P4-1.8 with 5 or 6 (two 80mm in the power supplt, two 80mm case fans, Intel CPU fan, and I think there's on on the video card) fans too and I hear the hard disks more than the fans. Its an Antec and power supply and all the fans except the CPU and possibly video card came with the case. I suggest disconnecting fans one at a time and see if you can isolate one or two noisy ones that you can replace.
     
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    the cost and quality of the fans has NOTHING to do with the noise.

    A Sanyo Denky or Delta fan, for example, will sound like a jet engine taking off, and will cool great... and those are quality fans.

    Panaflow, Enermax, and Silverstone has quality fans that are more quiet if that's what you need.
     
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    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    Yes... watercool. :embd:
     
  5. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    I built a temperature based fan speed controller for my comp. As the case temp rises the fans speed up. At the base line low temperature the fans have barely enough power to keep spinning.

    Works quite well, and reduces the amount of power they draw as little as there is to begin with.
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    my motherboard does that automatically :)
     
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    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    Theres not much you can do about the heat and your room being hot means that your computers cooling is working properly (pushing the heat AWAY from the computer). Bigger fans like 120mm will help you out, a bigger fan doesn't need to spin as quickly to push the same amount of air -- thus, less noise. Take a look at dba levels on fans you buy and try to get the quietest you can.

    Like I said though, the heat you'll have to live with. I like the heat since it can cut down on my heating bill in that room :)
     
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    yea it helps sometimes when im freezing...but its pretty warm down here in georgia so it sucks when it feels like 80 degrees in my room and 73 degrees right outside of my door
     
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    Either go with water cooling or you can read an artical that Yoshi of The Screen Savers did on a quite PC he built called Project YS2
     
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    How can I slow my fan down so that it spins faster only when the CPU heats up? Any help would be great. I have the new Abit AV8 Guru MB btw, if that makes a difference.
     
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    enable QFan and AMD Cool&Quiet.
     
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    where do I find these options?
     
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    QFan is in the bios. Cool&Quiet is enabled in the bios, but you must also install the AMD Q&C driver in windows.
     
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    alright, ty :)
     

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