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I recently asked a local company to build a Pc for me:
spec P4 3.4gig - asus MB - 1 Gig Ram
The only problem I have is that the original Intel CPU fan gets really noisy when the box heats up - ie after a couple of hours even in idle mode.
Opened the box - cools it down to bareable level - but it's not even summer yet :( and I don't want to run an open box because of the dust.
1st thing I noticed was - no case fan - so went back to see them and he added one fan blowing out at the back. Brought back the box and it hasen't make any difference (it's even worse as the case fan is also kinda noisy.
So what are my options?
Buying a better CPU fan?
Buying more case fans (less noisy of course) - for both intake and exhaust
Asking him to install one of these fancy 'water'-based cooling system?
Any of you experienced a similar pb?
Thanks for the help.
quality (large) fan
you need more fan
No particular heat pb - just noisy fan :( according to the asus prob I figure it start getting noisy above 3000 rpms.
Thanks again guys.
Swiftech MCX478-V heatsink with Vantec Stealth 92mm fan.
with an intel p4 3gig
no other case fans at all. ...
the fan runs at around 1700-1800 revs and the system is pretty quiet (not totally but very satisfactory) and the system runs nice and cool (according to asus probe temp guage)
Zalman and other specialist manufacturers make low noise hsf (heat sink and fans). Do some research on hsf, anything lower than 25 db is considered pretty quiet. For case fans .... under 20 db is considered quiet. The article should also point you to other ways you can reduce noise from your PC. You are unlikely to need 16 or even 7 case fans for the system you describe. One or two should do. Intake fans are not necessary in most cases. Air automatically flows in (if you have gaps for it) to replace the hot air being pumped out.