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How to make my fans quieter?

By a1nerd
Dec 27, 2004
  1. My computer is very loud and the noise is comming from my fans. I think the powersupply fan is very loud. How can i make this fan run more quietly?
     
  2. berzerk

    berzerk TS Rookie

    you can't on the psu, unless there is a POT. get a new psu with variable POT.
    for the pc fan, get a bigger one. bigger spin slower but pushes more air :grinthumb
     
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Hunt around for a replacement for that PSU-fan from fan-makers like Pabst or Zalman. With a bit of careful DIY you should be able to replace that noisy fan. Depending on model, you might need 2 or even 3 fans.
    Most fans are standard size 80, 90 or 120 mm.
    It's propably cheaper and easier to buy a new, quiet PSU with 120mm fan.
    Get at least a 430W PSU from a wellknown brand such as Enermax, Antex. Cost a bit more, but well worth it.
     
  4. bluetracker

    bluetracker TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Should be noted if you swap out a PSU fan......
    DONT TOUCH ANY OTHER BIT INSIDE THE HOUSING!
    Unless you want curly frizzy hair or intend to audition for an Al Jolson 'look-alike' comp... :eek:
    Them thar capacitors hold quite a jolt even after you've disconnected all sources of power!
     
  5. engel_wolf

    engel_wolf TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Very true, in fact, I'd call it more then a jolt, they can kill. But if you disconnect the PSU from the wall and let it sit for a few days, the caps should discharge on their own. Even still, do be very careful, I'd recommend wearing rubber gloves.
     
  6. El Presidente

    El Presidente TS Rookie Posts: 40

    Most Antec power supplies have built in Low Noise technology that can control PSU fan speed as well as the case fan(s) speed in response to case temperature. :grinthumb
     
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    If you're going to buy a new PSU, you could as well buy a passively cooled one. Naturally, they're more expensive, but hey, at least they're silent, not just quiet.
     
  8. Phicak

    Phicak TS Rookie

    Noisy fan...

    I recently change my processor fan to a new Cooler Master fan. Unfirtunately it still makes a lot of noise when I turn it on (it runs at 100%). I use the program Speed fan to control the speed but I am wondering whether I can permanently change the fan speed so that i doesn't make so much noise...

    :D :blush:
     
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