I've got an Intel P4 3,0 GHz based computer at work that's testing my patience. It's not that it's extremely noisy, but after a hard days work fans are really tiresome to listen to.
The PSU is a nice and quiet one, and the CPU-fan seems to be temperature controlled as it only speeds up occasionally. However, there's this case fan that's eagerly spinning, no matter the circumstances. Maybe the harddrive is also partly resposible for the overall noise, it's difficult to pin point the precise source.
Is there anything I can do about this?
I cant/wont/don't dare open the computer for any hardware mod. Tried installing SpeedFan, but apparently I need "administrative privilegies" for that...
Any alternatives to SpeedFan? Any other tips?