[mythtv-users] upgrading mythtv box HELP

Timothy Waters timothy.waters at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 08:31:30 EDT 2006

On 9/11/06, Indulis Bernsteins <indulis.b at au1.ibm.com> wrote:
> > 7. I've got a Thermaltake Volcano 7 CPU fan and it sounds like a jet
> > engine it's so loud. Is there another fan that will provide sufficient
> > cooling or a silent alternative that can cut down on the noise? The case
> > has a side mounted fan to provide circulation. This will be going in my
> > living room/kitchen so volume is an issue.
> Scythe make some nice low/zero noise fans.  I have the the Katana- it is a
> Universal (up to socket 939 I think).  Heatpipe, v quiet.  With an Athlon
> 1.6GHz it hardly need the fan.  It is big but light.
> You will also need to change your northbridge cooler once the main fan
> noise goes. Try Zalman, there are 2 coolers, I have the blue one with high
> fins, and curved metal arms which clip into the motherboard.  WARNING- once
> the clips go in they don't come out of the motherboard.
> Then you'll hear your power supply (Antec and Seasonic make nice quiet
> ones that are efficient with big quiet 120mm fans).
> Then replace your case fans with 120mm fans (Panaflo) with speed controls.
>  Then mount your disk drives on silicon bushes.
> Then replace your case with a quiet one (Antec P180 is what I got... no
> power supply included).
> Now you have a nice quiet PC.   Easy!
> Cheers,
> Indulis
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Thanks for the how-to! I'll definately research your suggestions!

Timothy Waters
timothy.waters at gmail.com

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all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln

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