Changing CPU fan in Quicksilver 2001

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  1. groovebuster macrumors 65816

    groovebuster

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    Hi!

    Mabye one of you guys know...

    The fan that is blowing on the CPU cooler in my Qucksilver enclosure starts to make really bad noises and I want to change it for a new one.

    Now I am not sure if the fan speed is controlled by the motherboard or if the fan has a temperature sensor built-in???

    Quite important to pick the right fan...

    Does anybody know?

    Thanks.

    groovebuster
     
  2. matthew24 macrumors 6502

    matthew24

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    Fan Quicksilver

    I did have a G4 Quicksilver ( 2002 ).

    The fan is not CPU controlled.

    The trouble is is that Apple does use propriety fans for those systems. ( not sure though )
     
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I somehow got my fans replaced for free at the apple store. I don't have Applecarev(anymore), and obviously my computer is more than a year old. I had to pay for the fans (bought them from some replacement site), but a nice genius put them in for me for free! Much quieter now! I think older fans just get noisier.
     
  4. groovebuster thread starter macrumors 65816

    groovebuster

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    Thanks guys, but that didn't really answer my question...

    Of course the fan isn't software controlled. But still there could be a temperature sensor on the board instead of the fan being self-controlled...

    I want to replace the fan myself because I want to use a really quit one instead of the original one which was amazingly loud even before it was screwed.

    groovebuster
     
  5. DTG macrumors member

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    There are no sensors controlling the CPU fan in your Quicksilver.

    To find a replacement, the first thing to do is get the dimensions of the fan itself. Then you can start looking for suitable replacements.

    I hear (pun?) Panaflo fans are rather quiet, not sure if the Apple logic boards use proprietary fan connectors though.
     
  6. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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    The motherboard doesn't control the fan speed. It's actually controlled by the fan thermostat itself, but this only applies to the 120mm vent fan. The CPU fan runs at a constant speed.

    I recommend Papst german-engineered fans. They are rated to be the quietest fans on the market.

    You can also check out www.7volts.com for really in-depth articles.
     
  7. krimson macrumors 65816

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    im using an Evercool Alum model, i dont remember the actual model number anymore, but the cfm was a bit higher and the db was 1 lower. The only problem was the pitch of the fan was higher in tone than the original, so it took some getting used to.
     

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