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Zalman announces VIA-specific passive heatsink

Zalman recently announced the CNPS6100-AlCu passive heatsink designed for the VIA C3 processor. This solution is entirely passive and does not include any sort of fan, due to the cool-running of the C3 line of processors.

Explanation of ball vs. sleeve-bearing fans

http://www.silentpcreview.com[?]. The end result is a great thin client that has no moving parts. Perhaps not a great primary computer, but it's perfect for checking email and surfing the web. Works well with the Linux Terminal Server Project.

From the My-Quiet-PC -is-quieter-than -your-Quiet-PC department

Doesn't this seem like a bit much?

TechTV Article on Quiet PCs

TechTV has an article entitled, "World's Quietest PC". The article is a recap of a segment that ran on their Screen Savers television program. There are no ground-breaking tips or techniques discussed in this article, but it does provide a good overview of components designed to make your PC run quieter.