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Old 01-05-2006, 02:58 PM
Richard Conrad Richard Conrad is offline
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Default How are people dealing with noisy G5\'s?

Hello all,

just putting this out there, in case someone has a miracle solution.. Like many of you, I too have a Powermac G5 (pre-dual core), and it's loaded with RAM and a pair of internal hard drives. Has anyone else noticed that these computers have a certain "aircraft carrier" quality, in that they make a horrendous amount of noise when operating?

I've had a listen to several other machines, and even when running at stock specs from the factory, they're bloody loud. My question is rather simple... besides isolating the computer in another room, is there anything I can do to tame the noise (i.e. internal settings, aftermarket parts, isolation boxes, etc)? It sounds as if the fans are going full-out from the get-go, and I just want to know what I can do to deal with this issue.

as always, input is greatly appreciated.

Richard

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Old 01-05-2006, 03:22 PM
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Default Re: How are people dealing with noisy G5\'s?

You gave your specs, but not the model G5. I have a dual 2.0 G5, and it is quieter than my G4 933 QS. The only time I have heard the fans rev loud was during disc burning.

Go to the Apple user discussions board for more info.
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Old 01-05-2006, 03:58 PM
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Default Re: How are people dealing with noisy G5\'s?

Check the system preferences and check it is set to best performance, if not it will be more noise the normally when using ProTools.

I hope this helps...

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Old 01-05-2006, 04:19 PM
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Default Re: How are people dealing with noisy G5\'s?

Dead Quite .. in my cooled machine room! It make a big difference in the CPU Temp.
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Old 01-05-2006, 05:07 PM
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Default Re: How are people dealing with noisy G5\'s?

It's a dual 2.0, and it's much louder than my QS 867 was.. I'll try their user forum and see what my other options may be.

cheers,

Richard
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Old 01-05-2006, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: How are people dealing with noisy G5\'s?

check this out.....

http://www.buyaudiogear.com/whisperrack.cfm
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Old 01-05-2006, 07:11 PM
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Default Re: How are people dealing with noisy G5\'s?

Sounds to me like a G5 problem cause my G5 2.0 GHz Dual processor is the quietest computer I've ever used in the last few years. Try this and see if that helps or if the problem persists.
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Old 01-05-2006, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: How are people dealing with noisy G5\'s?

It was the SMU that needed to be reset.. now she's near-whisper quiet (well, as quiet as a computer can be). Thanks again to everyone on the DUC for all of your help!

Richard
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