[rescue] Making an Ultra-60 quieter

Andrew Gaylard ag at computer.org
Mon Mar 22 14:46:15 CDT 2010

On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 9:32 PM, Andrew Gaylard <ag at computer.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Scott Newell <newell at cei.net> wrote:
>> At 10:33 AM 3/22/2010, Andrew Gaylard wrote:
>>> However, I've become more aware of the noise this beast
>>> generates.  For a full day of work, it's a bit exhausting.
>>> Do any rescuers have any suggestions on how to quieten it?
>> There was a noise control option for the U60.  I've asked about it here
>> before, but I don't recall getting any response.  Google shows it to be
>> 595-5364, and usenet leads me to think it may be a waste of time.
> Thanks for the tip.  I see from
> that there's a "Voltage Regulated Fan Power Cable".  If that's all that's
> in the kit, then couldn't I just go get something similar from the nearest
> PC-shop-round-the-corner?  Or is there more to it?

(I know it's bad form to reply to one's own posts, but hey...)

I've just seen from
that the kit really is a temp-sensor/fan combination.  So how hard would it
to put somethiing like that together with commodity PC parts?

I see also that beyond a certain date, they shipped U60s standard with this

"...at some point in time (likely mid Q3FY00) this technology will be
into all new Ultra 30/60 production systems."

So how do I find out if my box already has it?

- Andrew

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