[mythtv-users] Quiet CPU Cooler Recommendations
t004 at kbocek.com
Sat Jan 27 01:13:53 UTC 2007
Good idea! I've always seen that BIOS setting and never had a use for it.
> Another thought, if its just the night where you want the most
> silence, and have it running for demand during the day..
> Jump into your BIOS and look up the feature to auto turn on the
> system at a specified time of the day, say 9am.
> At the end of the day, just issue a poweroff command, or sudo it
> from a script that you click on a desktop.
> Kirk Bocek wrote:
>> Yep, shutting down is certainly a possibility since I'm in the process of
>> setting up separated front and back ends just like you. Thanks.
>> Rod wrote:
>>> Kirk Bocek wrote:
>>>> I need to build a new front-end only box for the bedroom that needs to be dead
>>>> silent. I can figure out everything but the CPU/Cooler.
>>>> Is there a CPU out there that's powerful enough to playback HD where the
>>>> cooler is dead silent? It doesn't need to *record* HD or do transcoding --
>>>> I'll do that elsewhere.
>>>> Kirk Bocek
>>> Have you considered water cooling of the CPU, then running the tubes
>>> to a cooling tower with a large low speed fan?
>>> I don't have water cooling yet, but my Thermaltake Toughpower PSU
>>> fans can only be heard once the computer is turned off. The PSU fan
>>> continues to run to cool down the unloaded PSU, good idea, limits the
>>> heat buldup with hot components and no air flow.
>>> My mobo only has 1 fan, thats for the CPU, the rest is heat piped.
>>> It may be possible that some manufacturers have mobo's that accept a
>>> mobile CPU which could be running cooler, or have a look at the new
>>> Pentium Duo CPU's and how much cooling they need.
>>> But I doubt that the fan will make much noise over stereo system
>>> while your watching the shows you have recorded, or are you wasting
>>> power by leaving your computer running while your trying to sleep? I
>>> have Mythbackend running on another system remotely in another room
>>> along with my firewall and file server, that room has the door closed,
>>> but there is still ventilation, gets dang hot in there, don't decide to
>>> put it in a cupboard, imagine how hot it'd get in there without
>>> ventilation :P
>>> Maybe, mate,, the simplest answer would be just to turn off your
>>> computer while your not using it, the damage to components by turning on
>>> and off your computer while you sleep would be less than leaving them
>>> only running noop's (sitting there twiddling its electric thumbs) and
>>> PSU's are not truly powered down like they used to be (unless you use
>>> that little switch on the back or power board)
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