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post #11 of 19
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okay... here's a measure for the fan's loudness. When I go into the kitchen (~20ft away) and am standing next to the refridgerator, which is humming, I can still hear the roar of the computer. I'm pretty sure the fan is running louder than it should be... =[

Can anybody help me with changing fan speeds with SpeedFan?
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If the fan is hooked to a motherboard header the speed may be adjustable with speedfan. Otherwise your stuck running twelve volts through the fan, or you can buy a adapter to have it run off the five volt line.
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Its because it's Open Box. I have two Slipstreams on my TRUE and they are very quiet (110cfm)
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post #14 of 19
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okay... here's a measure for the fan's loudness. When I go into the kitchen (~20ft away) and am standing next to the refridgerator, which is humming, I can still hear the roar of the computer. I'm pretty sure the fan is running louder than it should be... =[

Can anybody help me with changing fan speeds with SpeedFan?
Your mobo might not support changing 3 pin fans via software, I know mine doesn't.
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well i have a 3-pin to 4-pin molex connector. What kind of difference would that make?
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none. molex cant vary voltage so there would be no way to control the speed using that adapter either... you need to get a fan controller for it
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Its because it's Open Box. I have two Slipstreams on my TRUE and they are very quiet (110cfm)
40dba is quiet for you? Because that's what those ST run at full blast. The best fans I have used are the Zalman ZM-F3s, rather quiet (30-35dba is quiet for me) and very little airflow loss when you set it behind a heatsink/radiator.
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40dba is quiet for you? Because that's what those ST run at full blast. The best fans I have used are the Zalman ZM-F3s, rather quiet (30-35dba is quiet for me) and very little airflow loss when you set it behind a heatsink/radiator.
They are actually 37dba.

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Its because it's Open Box. I have two Slipstreams on my TRUE and they are very quiet (110cfm)
I've got a (new) 1900RPM Slipstream in my case, and it's one of the loudest fans I have, and altogether unimpressive in terms of airflow. It gets my CPU around 1-2c cooler than my 1600RPM S-Flex fan, but the S-Flex in basically inaudible while I can hear the Slipstream all the way down to ~900RPM. So basically, it's too loud for how much air it moves, it doesn't undervolt very well in terms of noise-airflow ratios, and overall is just a very disappointing fan (although not as bad as the Yate Loon D12SH-12, which has a hell of a lot of motor noise no matter how low I undervolt it).
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