Hey all, My mac: Model Identifier: Macmini2,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 2 MB Memory: 4 GB (upgraded from 1GB) Bus Speed: 667 MHz I want my computer to be silent. I have an SSD coming in the mail tomorrow, but the real noise maker seems to be my fan. It used to be extremely quiet, but few years ago it just started being noisier than before. I don't think anything really brought it on. It's been bugging me since. This was years before I ever opened the machine. There has been no increase in noise since I upgraded the RAM. Last time I opened up my machine (to upgrade the wireless card) I oiled the fan a bit. It has helped, but the noise is still there. SMC fan control cannot let me go below the default 1500 rpm. Sometimes it dips down to 1000 and the noise difference is wonderful. I have cleaned out my unit, and have it elevated. I was wondering if there would be any consequence to removing the fan altogether. This might sound dumb, but the machine will still boot and everything, right? I know heat will be an issue, though I'm hoping the SSD will help. I've had trouble finding a replacement fan for my specific model. I was wondering if something like this would work - link. This version of the mac mini has little vents all around the bottom, so I was thinking a laptop cooling pad might do the job. Thoughts?