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    any shops that you can recommend that can provide this service?

    thx!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    any shops that you can recommend that can provide this service?

    thx!
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    Easy. Change your power supply and fans. Go to Multisys (2nd or 3rd level) at Simlim Square and ask for Steven, the boss. I asked him to build my PC and I choose the components that go into it.

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    Switch it off?
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    destroy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Easy. Change your power supply and fans. Go to Multisys (2nd or 3rd level) at Simlim Square and ask for Steven, the boss. I asked him to build my PC and I choose the components that go into it.
    thanks ricohflex!
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    Possibly the power fans (+/- CPU fans etc) have collected a lot of dust.. You could use a brush (after the machine has been powered down and unplugged for a minute or so) to get rid of the dust and see whether that helped before sending it in.

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    thanks ricohflex!

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    Quote Originally Posted by photo-orama View Post
    Possibly the power fans (+/- CPU fans etc) have collected a lot of dust.. You could use a brush (after the machine has been powered down and unplugged for a minute or so) to get rid of the dust and see whether that helped before sending it in.
    thx, will try that too.
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    usually the power supply make the most noise, if it is too noise, most likely the power supply going to die liao.

    Quote Originally Posted by photo-orama View Post
    Possibly the power fans (+/- CPU fans etc) have collected a lot of dust.. You could use a brush (after the machine has been powered down and unplugged for a minute or so) to get rid of the dust and see whether that helped before sending it in.

    use vacuum cleaner.
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    Can try pasting sound-damping sheets (those used in soundproofing treatment for car audio purpose) but not that effective unless really can localize where is the buzzing source.

    For the next upgrade, can consider the following. Unless really into high-end workstations, otherwise get those fan-less video cards with large passive heatsinks and premium power supplies & quality PC chassis which offer superior noise/vibration suppression features which typically can outlast many upgrades without problems.

    The stock CPU cooler is a no-no and should be upgraded to slow-running huge fans with variable speed control.

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    Default Re: how to silence a noisy desktop pc?

    Depend on your defination of silent....modern PC from reputable brand are very silent nowadays....if you are DIingY like my self, go for silent component....onboard video and Solid state HD is a start....those mini ITX with small PSU also help....but of course it can't match a full fletch PC in performance but it's good enought for my daily usage and occasion gaming

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    Soak fans into 4WD?
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    Your desktop needs thorough dusting. If u r going to upgrade, bigger fans (>12 cm) and ssd hd will significantly reduce noise.

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    Some of the things you can consider to upgrade to help solve the noise issue.....

    - bigger casing fan with slower rpm (if your casing allows)
    - casing fan known to be more silent
    - cpu cooler with either passive cooling or bigger fan known to be more silent
    - higher quality PSU with a high efficiency rating (those with 80plus certification)
    - graphic cards with passive cooling
    - HDD change to SSD
    - Tower casing advertised as being silent can be useful too

    But then sometimes the noise coming from your PC could a sign that it is getting of age and maybe you should consider buying a new computer or rebuild another new system.
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    can also put the CPU in another room......... or outside the house, like air con compresser. kekkekek
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
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    Noise is a form of pollution. I'm glad you take care of it.

    Notice that how nosiy our country has become in the last 10 years. PC noise is one of the chief contributors.

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    Default Re: how to silence a noisy desktop pc?

    usually due to noisy ventilation fans on the casing. Clean the blades and grease the ball bearings.
    Last edited by ManWearPants; 11th October 2013 at 11:50 AM.

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    thx for all the advice, guys, much appreciated.
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    Default Re: how to silence a noisy desktop pc?

    zaren, not sure if I can share contact here. You may pm me for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snatchsg View Post
    zaren, not sure if I can share contact here. You may pm me for it.
    thx snatchsg, the vacuum cleaner worked well
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