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DrGruv1
01-28-2002, 03:49 PM
Any ideas, Could I simply disconnect the fan?

How do I do that?

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rwm
01-28-2002, 05:09 PM
DO NOT disconnect a cooling fan, exhast fan or any fan in your computer. Add one if anything.

The excessive heat build up could/would distroy your processor, hard drives, PCI cards or shorten thier lifes.

What exactly is making too much noise? I gripe about my computer noise also.

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M.Brane
01-28-2002, 05:53 PM
Check this out: http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/low_noise_fans.html

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DrGruv1
01-30-2002, 02:32 PM
Don't know how to replace the fan myself...

Any ideas? Take it to a dealer? preorder a fan?

isoraxx is $800 to quiet the computer

I was hoping to make a less expensive change

I have a 400 mhz g4 with a lot of fan noise

-Michael

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BMonk
02-17-2002, 11:29 PM
>>I have a 400 mhz g4 with a lot of fan noise

I had one that made a LOT of noise, but it turned out not to be the large fan in the power supply, but a tiny one on the back of the ATI video card that evidently had a bearing going bad. Try sticking a pencil or something into the large fan to stop it and see if the noise continues. If it does, look to that little fan.

I simply unplugged it from the card on the theory that (A) it was already quite cool inside the machine, and (B) the noise was so bad that the video card was going to have to be replaced anyway, so if it disconnecting the fan ended up frying the card, so what?

That was about a year ago, and the machine still runs great, nice and cool, and no problems with video.

bigfrog
03-05-2002, 03:10 PM
I took the fan off my ATI board. I bolted a 3"x6" sheet of matt black aluminium on in its place, so the main chip can run cool. That was weeks ago, and it seems fine.

Those cards are smack in front of the main internal fan.