Quiet, you PSU! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-19-2011, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Quiet, you PSU!

I have an Antec Earthwatts 380W on my "open air" case. As seen here:



The PSU is sitting on a cardboard box, so it won't rumble, sitting on the floor. Yet, it still rumbles. Is there something I can use to suppress the noise? I currently put some foam under it, but doesn't seem to help all that much.
__________________

__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 05-19-2011, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: asdf
Posts: 8,885
Default Re: Quiet, you PSU!

Rubber may help, but, the cardboard box acts like a speaker box, it is going to help amplify the fan noise no matter what.
__________________

c0rr0sive is offline  
Old 05-19-2011, 01:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Quiet, you PSU!

I found a foam/rubber mat in our basement. I think it was once used to put those big printers on to absorb the sound. I'll see how that goes.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 05-19-2011, 05:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Slaymate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,946
Default Re: Quiet, you PSU!

Is the fan attached securely? The fan is the only moving part so I would make sure it's clean and balanced. If it's not loose or dirty I would buy a new 80mm fan for it as it shouldn't be making any noise other than the usual noise from the spinning blades.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Slaymate is offline  
Old 05-19-2011, 05:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Quiet, you PSU!

I have other 80mm fans, made by CoolerMaster.

But, I smelled a heck a lot of dust coming out of it. Just by sticking the canned air tube in one of the side vents. I'm going to open that and dust it out.

I'm not sure how to open the PSU, though. There any guides youd recommend?.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 05-19-2011, 06:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Slaymate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,946
Default Re: Quiet, you PSU!

There should be 4 screws to remove the cover, one of them is usually covered with a warranty sticker (if it's removed it voids your warranty). Just be careful not to touch anything when the cover is removed as the capacitors will still be charged up enough to cause serious injury or death.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Slaymate is offline  
Old 05-19-2011, 06:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Quiet, you PSU!

I've opened them before, its just been awhile.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 05-19-2011, 08:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Slaymate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,946
Default Re: Quiet, you PSU!

Just trying to make sure you stay safe
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Slaymate is offline  
Old 05-19-2011, 08:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Quiet, you PSU!

Good, 'cause you aren't getting my i5 if I die, Slay.

OK, I got it open and dusted out. Wasn't bad, but enough. Seems to be quieter now.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 05-19-2011, 10:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 441
Default Re: Quiet, you PSU!

Could it be because it is leaning against the HD rack? If you would put a piece of foam inbetween them it may help.
__________________

fairfieldfalconsfan is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got Cool N Quiet working...but it's not quiet. Disillusion Overclocking and Modding 11 01-08-2007 02:07 PM
Can't get PC to be quiet!! aexin Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 12 08-16-2006 10:52 PM
quiet Norcent Overclocking and Modding 5 08-15-2006 03:51 PM
Quiet PS2? Triple-X Sony Playstation 12 05-29-2006 06:37 PM
Which quiet fan should I get (down to 2) contemptor Overclocking and Modding 5 02-22-2005 08:02 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.