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    Quiet CPU heatsink and fan.

    I curently have a Vantec AeroFlow which is super loud. I'm thinking something a little more quiet would be a nice change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schapman43
    I curently have a Vantec AeroFlow which is super loud. I'm thinking something a little more quiet would be a nice change.
    Underclock the processor and do the 7v trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    Underclock the processor and do the 7v trick.
    I'll have to see if my MB will support underclocking. Whats the 7V trick?

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    I was able to underclock the processor from 1.66Ghz to 1.25Ghz. Now I just need to quiet down the fan on the heat sink!

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    The 7 volt trick is run the fan from the 12v and the 5 volt line, the v differance is 7 volts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckinMP3
    The 7 volt trick is run the fan from the 12v and the 5 volt line, the v differance is 7 volts.

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    Underclocking a processor will only reduce heat but not noise. But I guess thats alright if your running the fan on 7v, there are cheap quiet fans though, that you can get at radio shack for like 5 dollers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IntellaWorks
    Underclocking a processor will only reduce heat but not noise. But I guess thats alright if your running the fan on 7v, there are cheap quiet fans though, that you can get at radio shack for like 5 dollers.
    I ordered a couple ultra quiet 60mm fans to help cope with the heat. But I would still like to quiet down the CPU fan because its really REALLY LOUD. I'm probably going to order a cooler today.

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