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Ok, we get to work on our college computers and there silent i was like "i want my home computer to be this quiet" opened it up and it has no fan on the cpu, just a heatsink!

Can i not do this, there chips where P3's @ 866MHz so im guessing they produce less heat than a 3200+ OC a bit?! (2300MHz)

I would LOVE a silent PC!!
 

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Yeah I had a 800Mhz with only fins, the loudest thing on it was a cd drive. There was a 1 Ghz AMD chip made to use passive cooling only. I'll have to find it again.

Also you may try undervolting the fans, I got mine on a controller and I keep them low and quiet.
 
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There are some large, passive CPU coolers out on the market that can help move towards a silent computer. Case air flow becomes even more important with those, though, so case fans are still critical. The best way to go silent in my opinion is to 1) invest in silent water cooling or 2) invest in silent fans. I wrote "invest" with both options because both carry a premium over standard air cooling, but there are some good fans out there that push a fair amount of air at a very low noise level. You could also invest in a mobile CPU. Those produce less heat, which requires less cooling, which cuts down on fans.

Many of those old P3s just had passive heatsinks, which is likely why those are so quiet. Go back a couple of generations before that, and the CPUs were bare on the mobo without even a heatsink.
 

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haha ok thanks guys!

I guess these days chips run too fast (particles?) thus causing more heat, compared to the old chips that don't give off much, but are SLOW!
 

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There is the Silent Tower which is huge and has drawbacks due to RAM obstructions and a very poor heat tube to heatsink mating.
Taeric has the answer with the use fans but quiet ones, enough of those will get the volume without the noise.
 

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Yeah honestly if it's not the fans you'll hear the hard drive or the powersupply.

EDIT: Couldn't find that chip again, I know it was AMD though. And it had a HUGE block of aluminum over it lol.
 

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Yeah honestly if it's not the fans you'll hear the hard drive or the powersupply.

And that doesn't include fans?
 

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my old compaq before i got this rig didnt have a fan the lodest thing was the dam PSU that rang at a high pich squeal. it was so annoying.
 

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To get your pc silent. Its easy and there is


SIMPLY:

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Turn it off

Fury

Yeah, there really is no such thing as a totally silent PC if you want high-end performance.
 

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Get a BT or something and have the fan on tick over, just enough to move air.

I have a 92mm fan on my HS and at half speed it's only a few degrees higher than full.
 
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