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Doctor Feelgood
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PostPosted: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 03:01:25    Post Subject: 5 Simple Steps to a Quieter PC Reply with quote View Single Post

Silencing a computer can be a costly endeavor, but taking a few relatively inexpensive steps can have a drastic impact on the noise produced by the common computer system. Before starting on any sound reduction upgrades, analyzing a system to pinpoint the areas in need of the most attention will help determine the best course of action and the best way to spend any money. - The Article


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Little Bruin
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dreddlox
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PostPosted: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 02:17:44    Post Subject: BAH! Reply with quote View Single Post

I was hoping for a more origional article. "Pour money into it" is somewhat of a last resort amongst good enthusiasts.
This article should've at least included, if not consisted of, ideas like:
1) Clean out your fans, heatsink and power supply.
Dust makes fans require more work to push air, generally making them louder.
Upon analyzing the temperatures of your system and possibly making sacrifices to voltages and clock speeds, Consider:
2) Rewiring a few of your fans' molex connectors to run off of 7v or 5v, rather than 12v
3) Removing your CPU fan from its heatsink and reattaching it so that there is air-space between the HS and F(Another more work->more noise situation). Though the aerodynamics of this confuse me, I have actually witnessed increased cooling because of this.
4) Turn off any extra case fans. If any are bigger than your CPU fan, consider using them instead of the CPU fan.
5) Leave CD drives empty(random spin-ups irritate), config your BIOS/windows to shut off harddisks when inactive and install any software that came with your CPU and motherboard(ie. fan throttlers, and AMD's Cool n Quiet)
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BeerCheeze
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PostPosted: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:00:27    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

Hi Dreddlox, and welcome to BigBruin.

While all of your suggestions are good and valuable information, unfortunately the original idea behind the article as for a quick short article designed for those who would never take up the task of rewiring a molex connection.

As you can tell the article is only 1 page length, which was the goal of the "techtip". We will have more articles that will be longer and more in depth, than our techtips. So we hope you stay around.
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