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by steve8pi
Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Anybody ever quiet a laptop before? - Specifically Sony S360
Replies: 5
Views: 5745

laptop cooler

I quieted my noisy Dell with a Zalman laptop cooler. It keeps the notebook cool enough so that the Dell fan never comes on at all. And the Zalman fan is a decent quiet one. At the low-rpm setting, it doesn't move a lot of air, but enough to keep some air moving thru the laptop. Most of the time I us...
by steve8pi
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Balanced Notebook Cooler?
Replies: 2
Views: 3536

Zalman really works well, and pretty quiet.

I have that Zalman cooler, and I like it. I have a Dell laptop that is too noisy. The Dell would warm up enough to cycle the fan on and off, even when idle. I have the Zalman cooler fan speed set to minimum, or just a hair above minimum, and I can't hear it above other office background noise. I als...
by steve8pi
Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: FAN control & START/STOP temps: Mini Reviews | ADD YOURS
Replies: 27
Views: 39953

Acer Travelmate 290e

Acer Travelmate 290e It's not a current notebook, and it's not a high-performance one, but it's the one I use at home, and it's silent. Uses a Celeron-M 1.3GHz, and fan doesn't run until do some intense computing. Hard drive is also very very quiet. No mods, no fanGUI,... Palm rests stay cool. Botto...
by steve8pi
Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: FAN control & START/STOP temps: Mini Reviews | ADD YOURS
Replies: 27
Views: 39953

another Inspiron 6400

Dell Inspiron 6400 Core 2 Duo, T5600 (1.83 GHz) with ATI Mobility Radeon X1400. From Dell fan cuts on/off at 48/38, cycling even when idle. With FanGUI set for 55/47, still cycles, but less often. As an experiment, I tried to see where passive cooling would stabilize. When idle, and with notebook at...
by steve8pi
Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Asus Terminator C3 Review and Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 5876

I'm also very interested in whether this system can be made silent. I haven't purchased it yet, but it does seem like it has a lot of potential for a silent low-power 24/7 file server, and misc utility box. Surely some readers have worked on this box. Please give us some info! I would probably try a...