Re: [OT] running a PIII with no fan?
On Mon, 26 Mar 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 25, 2001 at 11:19:19PM -0800, Krzys Majewski wrote:
> > Noise.
> > -chris
> > On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Roberto Diaz wrote:
> > >
> > > Why do you want to burn you CPU? a fan is very cheap.. less than $15 some
> > > models. You can buy one in all computer stores.
> > >
> > > Just curious.. why do you want to make this? (maybe you have other
> > > solutions)
> [snip: wanting to run without a fan]
> I hear there exist fans that can turn on and off according to
> temperature. The local computer shop down the road is trying to find one
> for me. Aparantly the newer P3 box sets have temperature-driven
> variable-speed fans, too. And I believe some motherboards can even
> control the fans through i2c, though I've not personally run across one.
> I was running my K6/300 for a while with the fan power disconnected, and
> attaching it when doing CPU-intensive things like compiles and music. I
> also have noflushd installed and have the hard drive spin down.
> -- Ferret
Someone in this group gave me the name of a Co. on the web that specialized
in quiet cooling for P.C's. The heatsink on the fan I bought was massive
and was cast rather than a slice off an aluminum extrusion, this allowed for
better design with more sharp edges, another important factor in heat
dissipation. The fan on the heat sink was very quiet as was the transformer
fan I also bought there. Wish I could remember the name of the outfit
(I will try to find out if you wish). This outfit did not sell "coolers"
in the belief that the local separation into hot and cold was energy
intensive and in the long run just created more heat inside the PC that would
eventualy have to be removed from the P.C via a fan.
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