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Silence PSU fans

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Tenacious, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. Tenacious New Member

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    In my everlasting mission to silence my pc, I would like to have a go at slowing down my PSU fans. The PSU in question is a 600W Magna, not that I think this should matter and should be a generic mod. But I would like some advice on wether it is safe (for the PSU) to slow down the fans, and if its easily done by placing a resister inline?

    I know it can also be dangerous working inside a psu, but feel confident enough to accomplish this and the fans can be easily adapted without going near any large caps :D

    any advice, muchly appreciated.
     
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  2. Anarion New Member

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    1. i do the same & lost my psu
    2. if it's a good one then it has temp ctrl for fan & this = no need for mod
    3. be well to do in ur missions...
     
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    How much hot air can you feel comming out the back?
    If the answer to this questions is fairly hot then I would leave it alone. If you caould somehow measure the temp in there, then how hot is it.
     
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    well it does push out hot air, but my ambient temp inside is quite warm. Anarion what model PSU did you damage? was it due to overheating?
     
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  5. Steven B

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    Dont slow down the fans, get new more efficient ones. Raising the temperature in the PSU can decrease performance.
     
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    push out hot air ----> never ever think about mod ....amb temp is warm ----> DO NOT play with it :D ...it waz some gold SH psu ...yep totaly for one reason ; OvEr HeAtInG.....1.this days, quality gone 2.normal psu's become hot & sonorous
    3.we make mistake think we still live on ol days, make some mod -bang- = &harware went completely haywire...
    a good psu is a silent one if not it's no good also a good one is cool if not no good also rock stable if not no good.:D


    hmpf ;)
     
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  7. nightelf84 Guest

    Replace your PSU fans with more efficient ones (More CFM less dB). There are guides out there for this (though I think you will not need one for some reason :D).

    A silent pc is good, but its no use if you sacrifice cooling performance for silence. Invest in decent fans, a decent case, a good fan controller or just go down the H2O road!
     
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