Liquid Cooling a G4 Digital Audio

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I am wondering if anywhere knows anything about replacing a fan and heat sink with a liquid cooling system in a dual processor G4.



I purchased a powerlogix dual 1 ghz cpu and it is very loud. I would like to replace the fan and head sink with something a lot quieter.



I searched and couldn't find anything in any of the forums.



Thanks again.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    ipodandimacipodandimac Posts: 3,273member
    sigh, now that the 2.5 G5 is out, everyone thinks they need liquid cooling. just use your audio skills and soundproff it. that's what i'm doing with my Lacie.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    tak1108tak1108 Posts: 222member
    I did sound proof my Firewire Drive Bay, but on my G4 most of the sound comes straight out of the air holes right by the processor fan.



    this computer is in an audio mixing studio, so complete silence is the goal. it used to be located outisde the studio, but that is no longer an option.



    I'll settle for someone pointing my to ultra quiet fans!





    I would rather not spend the money, but upgrading to a G5 might be the only answer. Those computers are quiet.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    chychchych Posts: 860member
    Just search for 'quiet computer fans' on google or something, you'll find a ton. Just find the fan that has the correct dimensions, adequate flow rate, and low volume, and install.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    buckeyebuckeye Posts: 358member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by ipodandimac

    sigh, now that the 2.5 G5 is out, everyone thinks they need liquid cooling. just use your audio skills and soundproff it. that's what i'm doing with my Lacie.



    FYI - Liquid cooling has been around as a cooling option for years. Complete silence is very important for sound professionals and even the "quiet" fans are sometimes not enough in a small studio.



    Do a search on hardmac.com. They are always experimenting with liquid cooling and overclocking issues. There might be a solution there.
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