shhhhhhh fan.

  texasdave 11:44 30 May 2003

Hi all,
my PC fan is very loud and i was wondering if you can buy anything to quiet it down. Its just that sometimes i leave it on over night and it is in my bedroom and it gets very annoying. thank you.

  SafeHaven 11:47 30 May 2003

Buy a nice new 2" paint brush spend a little time to strip down the power supply give it a good clean,if not you can buy a new fan from £3 to whaterver you want to pay.

  Djohn 11:58 30 May 2003

Don't strip down the PSU as there is still a power charge held inside, even when turned off.

The noise is more likely to be coming from your CPU fan, these are very straightforward to exchange, preferably buy a good one in the price range of £15 to £20 for quality.

If it is the PSU (Power supply) then a new unit can also be purchased for approx. £25 to £35. Safe to fit your self just swap cables from old to new one at a time so you don't get them confused.

All this is done with the power off. Regards. J.

  texasdave 12:46 30 May 2003

Thanks for the feedback.

My system is only 2 months old. I got it from Dell. Its just that the noise is quite loud. Probably because the processer needs a lot more air....this new one is a 2.4Ghz, my previous PC was 900mhz. So i am probably not used to it. I thought that you could buy something that would cut down on the noise level, something that went behind the fan or something. I saw it somewhere but i cant remember where, i thought it was in PCAdvisor mag, but i cant find it anymore :(.

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