[mythtv-users] Quiet CPU Cooler Recommendations

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Fri Jan 26 23:28:25 UTC 2007

Brian Wood wrote:
> On Jan 26, 2007, at 4:13 PM, Kirk Bocek wrote:
>> Too much effort! Come on, a man can be expected to do only so much! :)
>> Seriously, though, I had thought of this solution. The problem is  
>> start-up
>> time. I am aware of things like the Linux BIOS project and that  
>> could help.
>> But I still think that startup times will be too long when you just  
>> want to
>> pop on the tube.
> OTOH it might make you realize how often you "pop on the tube", and  
> how much TV you are watching.
> How are you getting the OS running on this machine? If it's from a  
> hard drive most of those make more noise than a fan. Granted you  
> could boot from some no-moving-part device, or over a network.
> I assume you have found some fan-less power supply solution?
> The MediaMVP is a great little silent frontend, but of course it  
> won't do HD unless you scaled it down first.

Hard drive noise has somehow just never been an issue. I've stuck my ear in my 
current box and all I can hear is the Zalman. The PSU doesn't seem to be an 
issue either. Although the DC power supplies mentioned by others do seem 

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