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its an:
AVC DS08025 12U
Type: DC-Axial-Fan
Size: 80mm*80mm
Thickness: 25mm
Voltage: 7v
Air Flow (CFM): 64.44
Air Pressure (mmH2O): 9.73
Noise (dB): 46

This fan is SOOOOO loud. :/ I need to make it a lot more quiet. Thanks.
    
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reduce the fans RPMs with a program or get a new fan.
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You can use a fan controller.
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You can use a fan controller.
I got a silverstone fan controller, but it quiet's the fans comparing to my temps. I have no control over what % the fans are at, I have the fan plugged into the controller because the cable wont reach from the fan to my motherboard.
    
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reduce the fans RPMs with a program or get a new fan.
Given the fan is 7v, I'd say it's powered through a molex meaning it isn't directly connected to the motherboard so he can't change the RPM with software.

You're going to need to change the amount of power the fan gets somehow. The easiest method would be to hook it up to a fan controller, but you could mod the fan to a lower voltage.
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Given the fan is 7v, I'd say it's powered through a molex meaning it isn't directly connected to the motherboard so he can't change the RPM with software.

You're going to need to change the amount of power the fan gets somehow. The easiest method would be to hook it up to a fan controller, but you could mod the fan to a lower voltage.
the fan has a 4pin CPU fan thingy, not molex, its plugged in through my 2pin fan connector on the fan controller.
    
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the fan has a 4pin CPU fan thingy, not molex, its plugged in through my 2pin fan connector on the fan controller.
Ah. Get a 4pin extender and plug it into the motherboard.

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I got a silverstone fan controller, but it quiet's the fans comparing to my temps. I have no control over what % the fans are at, I have the fan plugged into the controller because the cable wont reach from the fan to my motherboard.
Also, you have a fan controller that can't control the % the fans are at?
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Whats it for? Buy a quieter fan?
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Whats it for? Buy a quieter fan?
No, it controls the fans according to the temps, its to cool down my PC when folding (thats right I fold ^_^) because my CPU temps used to get up to 60c+.

Heres my Silverstone FP-52 "Fan controller":

Edited by jdcrispe95 - 2/9/11 at 11:06am
    
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I say you should get a fan controller with knobs for fine tuning. Or you could get a fan extension cable allowing you to connect the fan to the motherboard where you can set the fan speed (rpm) in the bios or use the software: Speedfan.

80x80 fans are pretty nosiy. I am glad there arent as mainstream anymore.
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