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CPU fan driving me crazy [Aug. 29th, 2002|11:05 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
My CPU fan has developed a high-pitch whining noise.

It's been annoying me but I didn't realize how bad it was until my ears were ringing the other night lying in bed. Not good.

I've been doing a lot of silent-PC research and have been comparing the cost of upgrading my current machine to silent parts versus just building a new silent system.... it's close enough that I'm just going to build a new machine.

But, I'm not going to start until I'm back from Vegas, so for the next couple days I just have to suffer. And today it seems louder than ever.

I guess I'll switch to the laptop for awhile, which involves installing everything on it again. (it's stock OS X... without any development stuff. bleh.)

[User Picture]From: joshc
2002-08-29 11:55 pm (UTC)

a nice typo?

hears --> ears.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-08-30 12:12 am (UTC)

Re: a nice typo?

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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-08-30 04:21 am (UTC)
Actually, I didn't think of that.

But that's a fucking good idea. First thing tomorrow, off to store to get some WD-40.

Thanks. I'll let ya know how it goes.
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[User Picture]From: krow
2002-08-30 04:39 am (UTC)
Jeff, aka Hemos, wrote up an article a while back ago about creating a completly silent PC. Its not cheap, but it is certainly worth it if you are getting tired of hearing them.
Silence of course is why I want water cooled computers :)
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