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  1. #1
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    Jun 2000

    keeping a fan quiet

    my 80mm psu fan is fairly noisy (it is not worn out). how can i quieten it without messing around with the electrics. is there a silencer or baffle i can buy or make?

  2. #2
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    Jan 2000
    Sweden, North Europe
    Hmmm... I have sapped the Original fan to an Papst 2500rpm, 19dB. Hmmm thinks that the Papst 1500rpm, 12dB canīt handle 300W psu. I would also know what to do about the PSU since I want the machine as Quite as the old Dell P2 350 Mhz.

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  3. #3
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    Apr 2000
    London, United Kingdom
    You could try doing a 7 volt conversion on the power, they run at 12v normally, but there is a way of modding the power to run at 7v which will make the fan quieter.

    Do a search on a search engine on the mod.

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  4. #4
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    Mar 1999
    No. California
    Could be a dry bearing. Put a drop of Hoppe's gun oil on it. (K-Mart, Wal*Mart sports dep't.) Carefully peel back the label covering the bearing so you can reposition it.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    wiltshire, uk
    get some house insulation [12mm/25mm bats or something] and stick it to the inside of your case.
    might help deaden the noise.

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