[rescue] Making an Ultra-60 quieter

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 19:00:57 CDT 2010

On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 12:32 PM, Andrew Gaylard <ag at computer.org> wrote:

> Thanks for the tip.  I see from
> nents&source=
> 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?

If you are willing to fiddle around with the case, you might be able
to put a more modern, quieter 120mm fan in there, that has a manual
speed control, or buy a separate fan speed controller and put that
in-line on the existing fan.

I have manual controllers on my Core2Quad CPU cooler fans at home and
turn them down dramatically. The 120mm's run at far too high of a
speed by default as they are intended for over-clocking.  If I'm
cranking up Handbrake for video conversion, I'll turn the fan up to
compensate, but in that case, I'm walking out of the room anyway
because I batch up and run overnight.


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