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Old 03-04-2006, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK.. right now my computer is pretty **** loud. While im not gaming, the temps on it seem pretty normal, and it doesnt seem like its necessary to have the fans going at such a fast speed. (btw I own an alienware aurora 7500). I would really like to tone the noise down a little, and iv gone through the option of getting a watercooling system (which it turns out, is not an option).

Now i hear about programs like "fan controllers" where i can turn down the fans to minimize noise output when not necessary.

Can someone tell me where i coudl download these? Or is it actual hardware that I need to buy.. or possibly does my computer already have a program to control the fans?

And also, if i did turn down my fans, what should i be watching out for; is it possible my computer could overheat and die?

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Old 03-04-2006, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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a fan controller is a physical piece of hardware tat you use in either a 3.5 external or 5.25 inch bay. i just added once and ti was a smart decision, much quiteter now and temps arent even any higer. just search fan controller on newegg and ull see


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Old 03-04-2006, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Keyboard: Free Alienware® Microsoft® Multimedia Keyboard
Mouse: Free Alienware® Microsoft® IntelliMouse Explorer
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® 2 ZS High Definition 7.1 Surround Firewire (IEEE® 1394)
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Thats my computer.. you dont think it already has fan controllers do you?
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Old 03-04-2006, 06:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You want to change the speed of your fans?
Get speedfan, its a free program.
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