Tuesday, 16 March 2004, 0:27:24 EST

As processors have become faster their fans have become exponentially louder. If you are like me you have a machine in your room that is on 24/7 and a loud processor fan can be quite annoying. I used to have a fan that spun at about 6500RPM and that thing was loud; I replaced it with a stock Pentium 4 heatsink and fan combination and the noise level is significantly lower but is still rather annoying. The fan is sensitive to processor temperature and will increase or decrease in speed depending on the processor work load and thus heat. When the processor is under heavy load I believe it is just as loud as the other fan which means if something starts tasking during the night it can, and some times does, wake me up. Needless to say I am tired of this scenario. I have come across another fan that seems like it would be much more quiet than the one I am using now. The problem is that the retail value is some where around $40.00. So, my question to you all is this: Have any of you heard about this fan or do you have personal experience with one; and if so, is it truly a silent fan?


It sure spins slowly. I can't imagine it being very loud. They do complain about the weight though.

Posted by William Graves on Tuesday, 16 March 2004, 12:52:30 EST.

I may pick one up around May or so. *sigh* I need a better paying job.

Posted by James Sumners on Tuesday, 16 March 2004, 13:26:58 EST.