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post #1 of 26
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hey im not sure where this post goes so i put it here.
my stock amd cooler is fairly quiet (apparently) and my chassis fan is quiet so i dont know whats causing so much noise in my system its so friggin loud!

i think its my stock BFG 7600GT OC and im using the stock fan on that.
anyone know if this is loud or not?

i really want my system quiet but dont want to change the cpu cooler...
    
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hmm, the only time my stock bfg cooler was loud was at post. Cant you just open it up and have a listen around to determine where its coming from?
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ive tryed that and im still not sure
    
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post #4 of 26
yout expect to keep the stock cooler and have a silent system.
now, i dont know a whole lot about AMD and its stock cooling, but if you want a silent system, the GeminII is definately worth looking into. it performs great even with silent fans. hell, it would even with 1 of those fans. i can turn off both my fans and load without much worries. (open case) not recommended though . i run them at 5v at night if im still downloading something.
post #5 of 26
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ive been told the stock amd cooler is quiet but not Ultra silent

cheers for the info anyways. i'll look into that
    
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post #6 of 26
You could try lapping the stock heat sink on your cpu and find a silent cooler for your video card.

Silent cooler 1

Silent cooler 2
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Yeah I went for the zalman vf700 for my gpu, even at full speed this cooler isnt audible.
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post #8 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiagnosisDirt View Post
You could try lapping the stock heat sink on your cpu and find a silent cooler for your video card.

Silent cooler 2
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Compatible with Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX video cards only.
better try another one.
post #9 of 26
could be your psu fan or your cpu fan. my bro's amd 3700 cpu fan is ridiculously loud. try stopping each fan when the comp is on and find which one is loudest.
take the gpu fan off and try using one of those fans that sit in a pci slot that will point right at the gpu. get a zalman v700/900 i think is what thay are called or any aftermarket gpu cooler that will fit.
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post #10 of 26
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Yeah I went for the zalman vf700 for my gpu, even at full speed this cooler isnt audible.
really? you must have a loud system then. Even at low speed, I could hear the Zalman over my case fans. The key to a silent system is slow moving parts, or none at all. The thing you could do, is open the case, stop the fans for a moment with your fingers(it wont hurt the fans if you just do it for a moment) listen for noise and if there's still noise, you know it isn't the fans. A large cooler, like the THermalright ultra 120, ultra 90, those will be fine with a low speed fan, assuming you're not going to overclock fiercely, even then the Ultra 120 handled my OC fine. The PSU fan is a source of a lot of noise. I swapped the fans in my enermax before I eventually bought a passive FSP Zen. Quiet computing, with air cooling, is basically efficient computing. Using low power parts, or get extravagant coolers to compensate for a hot component.
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