Can I silence my 2008 8 Core MP?

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  1. revisionA macrumors 6502

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    What can I do to make this beast quiet?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    What? With the spec listed in your signature it should by almost perfectly silent. What does yours sound like and are you running any fan control apps?
     
  3. revisionA thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have the main drive replaced with a 10K 300gb WD Raptor also.

    Perhaps thats the problem...

    What is a good fan control app for me to check that as the noise source? It is very high pitch, so I don't believe its a dying case fan or power supply.
     
  4. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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  5. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    I'm quite certain the Raptor is the source of your noise problems. Mac Pros are usually extremely quiet.
     
  6. tamvly macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2008 MP 3,1 with 2 x 2.8 GHz - it is almost completely silent with 2 HDD (WD Caviar Black) and two SSD. Sounds like you may have a failing component. Have you tried taking of the side cover to identify the source?
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Yes it is.
     
  8. barmann macrumors 6502

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    Could be, but I have 2 WD Velociraptors running in my MP 3.1, no noise to speak of .
    Make sure the drives are installed and screwed into the drive carriers properly, I also squeazed some foam between drives and carrier handles .
     
  9. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    It is the problem. I have 2 of them that I removed. They raise the case temps so much that the fans run high constantly. Not to mention they're noisy all by themselves.
     
  10. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    This sounds consistent with my experiences with Raptors. Heat and noise are the reason s why I shied away from them.
     

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