• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Silence PSU fans

Tenacious

New Member
Joined
Aug 21, 2005
Messages
10 (0.00/day)
Likes
0
Location
UK
#1
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.
 

Anarion

New Member
Joined
May 24, 2005
Messages
485 (0.11/day)
Likes
0
Processor amd HAMMER SERIES 62% oc
Motherboard epox 8NPAJ
Cooling Active, Noisy , air
Memory gSKILL 2gb
Video Card(s) 2900 xt 1g
Storage diamondmax+
Display(s) 215TW HDCP 95%+! color accuracy
Case aluminium sHOW CASE BP
Audio Device(s) Behringer dj pro hpx4000
Power Supply acBel Ai iS
Software xp pro sp2
#2
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...
 

gerrynicol

New Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2005
Messages
758 (0.16/day)
Likes
18
Location
Scotland, Falkirk
System Name Home built
Processor Core i7-920 4.0Ghz
Motherboard Asus P6t OC
Cooling Akasa Nero
Memory 6GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-1348Mhz
Video Card(s) XFX GTX 285 SLi
Storage 160GB, 250GB, 320GB
Display(s) 24" dell(1920X1200)
Case Coolermaster HAF
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Prelude, logitech Z5500
Power Supply Corsair HX 1K
Software 7 ultimate 64
#3
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.
 

Tenacious

New Member
Joined
Aug 21, 2005
Messages
10 (0.00/day)
Likes
0
Location
UK
#4
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?
 
Joined
Sep 4, 2005
Messages
657 (0.15/day)
Likes
77
#5
Dont slow down the fans, get new more efficient ones. Raising the temperature in the PSU can decrease performance.
 

Anarion

New Member
Joined
May 24, 2005
Messages
485 (0.11/day)
Likes
0
Processor amd HAMMER SERIES 62% oc
Motherboard epox 8NPAJ
Cooling Active, Noisy , air
Memory gSKILL 2gb
Video Card(s) 2900 xt 1g
Storage diamondmax+
Display(s) 215TW HDCP 95%+! color accuracy
Case aluminium sHOW CASE BP
Audio Device(s) Behringer dj pro hpx4000
Power Supply acBel Ai iS
Software xp pro sp2
#6
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 ;)
 
N

nightelf84

Guest
#7
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!