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does my 32 port switch need the 30mm fan?

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I have an old 32 port switch I think made by Startech or something but the 30mm fan in it is really loud so I took it out and was about to replace it when I realized that I will never have more than 16 people on it. thats half its capacity and we would be playing lan games not like reading files on a server or anything so what is your recommendation should I not worry about heat or what?

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post #2 of 11
Its really hard to say. Have you tired putting your hand on it to feel how hot it get during use? Even if it does not feel very hot on the outside I would still consider putting a low rpm fan in it so there is at least some air flow over the components.
    
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I do not normally have 16 computers to plug into it lol its for lan parties. I guess a better way to ask would be this- do large switches generate their heat from heavy use, or simply being plugged in?
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post #4 of 11
Replace the fan.
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Originally Posted by andydabeast View Post

I do not normally have 16 computers to plug into it lol its for lan parties. I guess a better way to ask would be this- do large switches generate their heat from heavy use, or simply being plugged in?

My 3Com Superstack II 3300 24port 10/100 switch will generate a LOT of heat just being plugged in. I'm not sure if more usage actually makes it hotter or not, but just sitting there it's hot enough that it needs fans.
     
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I know the old Cisco Switches have that problem with the FAN being pretty loud.

Yes they do get pretty hot, but I would assume if you can find some heatsinks to put on the Switches ASICS you maybe able to get away with it.
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Replace it with a silver arrow. The question is, if this is just a switch for LAN parties, why are you so worried about noise in the first place?
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post #8 of 11
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Replace it with a silver arrow. The question is, if this is just a switch for LAN parties, why are you so worried about noise in the first place?

the fan is not working right. it whines very loud. its not the normal running sound that is too loud. That is still a good point but ill hafta see if its annoying during my next party. I have a 40mm 3-pin on my mobo right now... I could just use that if I didn't wanna spend the $5 on a new fan.
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post #9 of 11
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I know the old Cisco Switches have that problem with the FAN being pretty loud.

Yes they do get pretty hot, but I would assume if you can find some heatsinks to put on the Switches ASICS you maybe able to get away with it.

One of my clients has a bunch of older Catalyst 500s, and some of them are in enclosures near where people work. The fan isn't that loud but it turns on and off incessantly. That's the annoying part.

I have a PowerConnect 2724 in my TX10. Unplugged the fan, no problems yet.
    
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post #10 of 11
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I can just plug a 3-pin fan into it right? I think the 2 pin just uses the same ground and +12v so ill just plug it into the right side on the 2-pin header.

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/cs-012074.htm

HECK I'm going to my dad's place this weekend maybe ill take the cover of my switch and drill holes into it with his drill press and just mount a 80mm green LED fan on the outside of my switch... ittl be cool for the parties and I won't ever hear a fan and I will know for sure that it's cool (literally) forever. If I do I'll post pics :-D

SWITCH MODDING!!!
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