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Old 11th September, 2006, 10:44 AM
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Noisy PSU

My new psu (Akasa) is making more noise than my previous psu (Aerocool 550 SLI). The noise comes from the air outake. If I put my hand close to the fan grill, the psu gets quiet. Any ideas to silence this psu down.
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Old 11th September, 2006, 10:59 AM
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My new psu (Akasa) is making more noise than my previous psu (Aerocool 550 SLI). The noise comes from the air outake. If I put my hand close to the fan grill, the psu gets quiet. Any ideas to silence this psu down.
Slow the fan down by re-wiring it as a 7V fan as aposed to a 12V fan. Watch your temps. though.
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Does it have the typical "stamped" fan outlet. If so, removing that and installing a fan grill will help greatly.

It may just be a cheap fan too. Might try replacing it with a better quality quieter fan...
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you could also build some sort of jury-rigged muffler for it
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Thanks for the tips guys, I'll will try them.
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Let us know how it turns out bud....
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What you want to do is get one of those straight fan ducts, line it with cotton wool (compress it into the side as much as possible) and then attach to the back if you can. Not sure if it'll work or just catch all the dust but use it on intake fans to make a rather effective dust filter.
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Please remember that just removing the cover on your PSu immediately voids the warranty. Therefore, you run the risk that if your PC all breaks due to a PSU fault, you'll lose it all.
So be extremely careful and good luck!
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Please remember that just removing the cover on your PSu immediately voids the warranty. Therefore, you run the risk that if your PC all breaks due to a PSU fault, you'll lose it all.
So be extremely careful and good luck!

Very good point...

Most of the time I never worry about that stuff. But that is me...
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Old 12th September, 2006, 06:35 PM
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Noisy Psu

Right now the PSU is in the back burner. Still having some HDD problems. I will reconfigure the system and hope for the best. Not ready yet to say goodbye to my faithfull raptor. It have some funny noises but still working. Again thanks a lot for the help.

ps: Hummm...interesting idea skool h8r.
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