Thread: No fan for CPU??
October 16th, 2004, 11:26 AM #1
No fan for CPU??
I have an old whitebox sitting around that I am thinking about making into a file server and a distributed computing node.
I have a Duron 800 with a copper heatsink with a Delta fan on it. It runs great but it sounds like a dustbuster. Do you think I could get away with taking the fan off and just running with the sink??
I do have some quieter fans lying around, but the less noise the better.
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October 16th, 2004, 11:40 AM #2
I don't think it would last very long w/o a fan. Most fans are MUCH quieter than a Delta. I buy mine at www.nexfan.com
One of the quietest solutions if you have the room is to put an 80mm case fan with an adapter on the heatsink.
Last edited by elroy; October 16th, 2004 at 11:44 AM.
October 18th, 2004, 12:19 PM #3
That what I was thinking, but, I was hoping that someone had actually tried it first.New Dad since 07/06/2005
October 18th, 2004, 12:24 PM #4
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Wire the fan at 7v for a huge drop in noise, or even 5v if the small motor will turn over at that low of a voltage.
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