how can I make my G4 quicksilver quieter?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by matty108, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. matty108 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I have a G4 800mhz quicksilver, with 2 hd's and a cd burner drive. I just got the machine and I like it a lot but it is so loud. I don't know why it is so loud but I was wondering what I could upgrade in the machine to make it not so loud. :confused:
    Matt
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    They are loud, not as bad as the Mirrordoor ones though.

    I've got a 733MHz with 2 drives and a burner so I'll be watching out for good advice...
     
  3. LBmacman macrumors member

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    you could try a PCI fan to keep the system cooler. they might work
    i dunno about the sound level though...
     
  4. product26 macrumors 6502a

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    I tried EVERYTHING to make mine quieter, but in the end I ended up going this route, made it sooooo quiet.

    check it out


    but if you arent looking to do something like that, I recommend swapping all of your fans (even the one in the powersupply) with Silenx fans they are by far the quietest fans on the market. Trust me, I put ALL the 'silent' fans in my quicksilver, and none were as silent as Silenx.
     
  5. product26 macrumors 6502a

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    tried it, only made things LOUDER
     
  6. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    I had the 733, there are a lot of loud fans in that thing. Replacing all of them is a job and a half. I would see about perhaps positioning the machine in the next room or closet or something so its not right next to you. Or buy a Mini:)
     
  7. product26 macrumors 6502a

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    if you have ever built or taken apart computers, replacing the fans is not a big deal.

    1 behind the CPU, 1 in the side of the case, and one in the power supply. no biggie.
     

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