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#1 Jayddren

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 12:24 PM

I read another topic down below this and the person complained of humming and whines!! This is alot like what I have going on but I know its not my video card, I just got a brand new one less then 4 monbths ago!! I bought this computer used and have since replaced everything but the processor and the motherboard (which still has warranty) and the fans.......Im gonna go ahead and assume its the fans!! I know very little about computers insides!!! lets just assume Im right is there a specific fan I should be getting, is it based on my motherboard type (AMD) or can I just buy whatever is there????? I need a quieter computer guys!! Its boarderline annoying to turn it on!! Any information I can get would be appreciated!! Thanks

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 01:09 PM

Case fans are based on size with 80mm, 92mm, 120mm and 140mm being the most common. 3-4 pin adapters are usually included if you should need them. Take an old one with you if you are buying in a retail outlet. If your buying on-line, you'll have to measure it. CPU fans are cpu type based (example here)
Even though your video card is only 4 months old, blow out it's cooling fan while you're at it. :thumbsup:

Edited by HitSquad, 07 December 2006 - 01:10 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2006 - 01:31 PM

You can try replacing your case fans like HitSquad suggested, with quieter ones, like THESE from newegg.com. Search the web though, as you might find some "less expensive" ones, or even quieter ones. Case fans are usually the culprit with loud computers. Also, might want to check to see if your fan on your power supply (psu) is loud. If it is, some power supplies will have a "lo/med/hi" switch on the back that will control the fan....check to make sure it's not in "hi". Low or Medium should suffice. I believe that newer psu's will come with "quiet" fans.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the lower the Db number is, the quieter the fan is(?).

Hope this helps!

Edited by stevealmighty, 07 December 2006 - 01:39 PM.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 01:54 PM

Yes the lower the Db (decibel) the quieter the sound.

Shabby built cases can also contribute to noise. If the case panels rattle then anything moving in the case can create noise.

You might want to read this. http://directron.com/quietpc.html


Edit: Stooooopid me pasted wrong link. Sorry....

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 02:45 PM

Good point nlinecomputers.

Here's a nice case with quiet fans (fans are enormous!). Very quiet too. My friend has one and it's actually quieter than my machine is! :thumbsup: This will solve your fan and computer case woes! :flowers:

Edited by stevealmighty, 07 December 2006 - 02:46 PM.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 11:35 PM

I had a new vid card once with very noisy fans. Fixed it by peeling off the sticker on the fan and dripping in some oil stuff.
Another time, I had a fan that just got off balance. I reseated it and tweaked it until it worked. I personally don't like to buy an aftermarket cooler unless its absolutely nessesary.

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 09:10 AM

After market coolers are supposed to be great! I've had one on my old radeon 9500pro and loved it! I now have the card installed in my sons computer, and that aftermarket cooler is still working, and it's over 3 years old!!! It actually kept the card cooler and the case a tad cooler, as it blows the hot air out the back of the case via an empty PCI slot.
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