How quiet is the stock fan in a BBA Radeon 9600XT?

They make noise, too.

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mshan
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How quiet is the stock fan in a BBA Radeon 9600XT?

Post by mshan » Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:26 am

How quiet is the stock fan in a BBA Radeon 9600XT?

Also, what is the character of it's noise profile? Is it easy to ignore or is there any distracting / irritating / grating quality to it?

Finally, how well do you think it's noise would be contained within an Antec Aria SFF computer case?

jpsa
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Post by jpsa » Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:38 am

It has a very anouying high pitch wine... it's a small fan turning at high rpm :P
It can be easilly silenced using a 80mm fan at 5volt on the stock cooler, these cards don't generate much heat.

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Post by mshan » Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:53 am

Do you just unplug the stock fan and blow a quieter fan over the stock heat sink with something like a Zalman fan bracket 123?

Or do you have to physically mod the card by removing the stock heat sink and or fan?

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Post by jpsa » Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:43 pm

I removed the fan only, didn't touch the heatsink. I think that if you just unplug it and add the 80mm fan the result will be the same... (there aren't any fins below the original fan :P)

Anyway, it worked great for me, simple and effective. :wink:

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Post by DryFire » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:09 pm

yep stock heatsink and low flwo 80mm fan worked great for me to.

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Post by mshan » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:04 am

How have you guys mounted those fans?

Zalman fan bracket 123 or something else?

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Post by David Mitchell » Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:01 pm

mshan wrote:How have you guys mounted those fans?

Zalman fan bracket 123 or something else?
I'd like to know, too.

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