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Old 05-18-2006, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default got a new computer but the comptuer is very loud


not too long ago i bought new comptuer parts upgrading my computer from pentium 2 300mhz to penitum 4 3.0 mhz and 1gb ram

but when i finsiehd upgrading the computer i powerd it up and it seems that the power supply works very loud and when its hot in the room its even louder

my power supply is a 300w one

so today i bought a new power supply of 380w which has twice the size of the fan than myold one i installed it and the comptuer still seems loud

any ideas?

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Old 05-18-2006, 09:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well what type of PSU is it?

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Old 05-19-2006, 01:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Are you sure it's not the HSF? I would open your case up and check if it's the cooler. If it's a stock cooler, that could be causing the noise.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Its most likely the HS/F. Pentium 4s get really hot.
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yup, i said it's the heatsink. well, the fan on it. and good decision go get a bigger PSU, that'll help you avoid some problems. but yea, i say get a nice quiet (<30dB) CPU fan and it should solve the problem

wat other fans do you have in the case?
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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it would definitely be the HSF. get a nice thermaltake/zalman/arctic cooling/vantec silent cooler. you don't need a big high performance cooler unless you are overclocking so just get a cheap silent cooler, grab some arctic silver 5 while you're at it and that should help keep temperatures down and fan speeds down therefore even less noise
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Old 05-20-2006, 10:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm not sure guys. Cheap PSU's get really, REALLY loud, if you haven't noticed before.
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Old 05-20-2006, 11:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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you might also want to get thermal grease to reduce the heat, therefore reducing the speed at which the hsf is at, therefore reducing the noise.
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Old 05-20-2006, 12:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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my sempron 2600+ runs even louder than half of the max volume of my 42" plasma TV.

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