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james.miller

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Jun 8, 2002
Location
Dunstable, uk
what am i talking about?

using an empty fan housing as a conduate of sorts to direct the flow of air on a heatsink fan (by stacking the fan on top if it, and securing the empty housing to the heatsink)

my idle temps droped 2-3c on my athlon by doing it.
iv'e now got a very-quite 80mm fan (about 14-16dba i think) on my volcano 7 and it idles at 41c.

also, this method seems to dull down the noise of the fan aswell.

man i couldnt believe it actually works! its sooo quiet now, that my psu fan is starting to annoy me!

its a bit warmer than with my 92mm fan, but damn! its even quieter!
 

Cheesy Peas

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Jul 2, 2002
Location
Rotherham,UK
is that the stock fan on it?
ive got a v7 and if thats with the stock fan then i might do the same.
whats the depth of the fan hosung youve got on it?
 

mbentley

Gloriously Lead, Overclockix Chief Architect
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Location
Indianapolis, IN
sounds like it's time to go find a dead fan and build myself a little fan tower, if you will. :D i'll let you know what the results are for myself.
 
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james.miller

james.miller

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standard 80mm housing and no, it isnt the stock fan. i killed that! lol

its a very slow fan that spins at 2000rpm max i would imagine, low airflow, very quiet. It doesnt even have half the airflow of the standard v7 fan - which should tell you guys how quiet it really is.

edit: its about level noise-wise with my 80bg maxtor ata133 hdd
 
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james.miller

james.miller

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yeah it was mentioned here a while ago, but i forgot all about it until i found a dead 80mm fan and though "hhmmmm... lets experiment!"
 

Cheesy Peas

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Location
Rotherham,UK
nice so i should get some pretty good results with my v7.. im lapping it at the mo too

how did you kill your fan.. i killed one on my ex Volcano j by sticking my finger in it and breaging one of the blades... whih was rather painfull and messy!
 

Stedeman

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Aug 29, 2002
Location
Lewiston Maine
I killed a few when cleaning them with compressed air and accidentally letting them spin................................zip now they make a funny noise (to bad I tossed them)

PS I still clean them the same way
 
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james.miller

james.miller

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im not exactly sure! lol
one day i turned on my pc and boom! bright flash and smoke from the fan. im lucky the pc works at all!