Cure for G4 Loudness!

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
This is a sure cure for the new G4's loudness!



1)Open the Case



2)Locate the fans



3)Follow the fans to the MB where it connects for power



4)Pull the plug



*Note*

-The computer can now be run virtually silent, but only for 5 min at a time without going to sleep for an additional 5 min...or you could hook up a liquid nitrogen cooling system



I was the first to figure this out, do I get a prize?!



[ 08-30-2002: Message edited by: ast3r3x ]</p>

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 14
    Ahem.



    Alternatively, one might try <a href="http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/g4_mirrored_drive_doors/noise_reduction/g4_ddr_noise_reduction.html"; target="_blank">replacing the power supply fans</a> with quieter devices.



    But don't take my word for it.
  • Reply 1 of 14






    OMG, I'm posting like EmAn now.
  • Reply 3 of 14
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    Different Fans, thats no good. I think i can personally gaurentee that noone wants fans that make any type of noise at all in their machine watever the cost. So I went ahead and figured out how to solve this modern mystery. If you have any more modern mystery problems that needed to be solved, I'm your man





    PS: Thanks for the link to that site about that fan replacement
  • Reply 4 of 14
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    I had the fan in my PII 300 unplugged for months... along with the fan on the chip.



    But I suppose the G4s run just a tad hotter.
  • Reply 4 of 14
    A liquid N2 cooling system would also let you overclock your G4 to 2 GHz. Just make sure it's always immersed in liquid N2 at all times.
  • Reply 6 of 14
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    [quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:

    <strong>A liquid N2 cooling system would also let you overclock your G4 to 2 GHz. Just make sure it's always immersed in liquid N2 at all times.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Besides needing a large amount of N2 because it would just evaporate. When using a N2 cooling system how do you pump it across the processor?
  • Reply 7 of 14
    klinuxklinux Posts: 453member
    I replaced the case fan on my PC to Vantec Stealth which is about 20 dBA (compared to 47-53 dBA on the PM) and that helped tremendously.
  • Reply 8 of 14
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Brad:

    <strong>





    OMG, I'm posting like EmAn now.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Stop EmAning!
  • Reply 9 of 14
    If anyone can direct me to some good cooling for my Quicksilver I'd appreciate it.
  • Reply 10 of 14
    programmerprogrammer Posts: 3,409member
    Alternatively you could just use your computer in a cold room. I've noticed that the machine is considerably noisier on hot days (still not terrible, IMHO).
  • Reply 11 of 14
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    There are some spray in sound deadening products available in the automotive world. They're plastic based and are fine around heat and electricity. Spray in bedliner is very durable. It might be possible to remove all the plastic from the PM (the two side panels, top, front and bottom panel) and coat the insides with this material. Careful not to fill any holes. The stuff really quiets down trucks a lot, people even spray it under their vehicles. It does work.



    I'm not sure how much of a difference it would make to PM noise, but I might want to look at other avenues of silencing a computer before I resort to reducing airflow over the PS or CPU.
  • Reply 12 of 14
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    [quote]Originally posted by Programmer:

    <strong>Alternatively you could just use your computer in a cold room. I've noticed that the machine is considerably noisier on hot days (still not terrible, IMHO).</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Cold room huh? Almost like if you put ur computer infront of an AC vent? hmmmm <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />



    I'm still working on making the new G4 COMPLETLY silent...so far my theory is to pull the plug on it...its to my belief that if I do that no sound will come from the computer at all...cept maybe for the electrons running around on the MB from the lithium battery inside! I will have to remove that, haha
  • Reply 13 of 14
    iconmaster,

    Thank you and Martin Kaufmann so much for publishing that fan replacement piece over at xlr8yourmac. Wow! That's the first thing I'm going to do when I get my 1.25 GHz model. Excellent!
  • Reply 14 of 14
    baumanbauman Posts: 1,248member
    My best friend's mom is a coordinator for a cafeteria. Her office is right next to a walk-in freezer, and I keep trying to convince her to put her computer in there (connected through holes in the wall), and OC the heck out of it. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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