No, this new $7 fan didn't make my PC silent.#hardware #silent #pc
First, it's the wrong size. I measured 120mm diagonally, like TV and monitor sizes, but fan sizes are evidently measured along the edge.
But I managed to stick it in my case anyway. It seemed a little quieter than the old fan, but the PC is still noisy.
This machine has a spinning disk as well as an SSD; I tried playing with hdparm -S to spin it down but couldn't hear any difference at all. Maybe some process is preventing the disk from spinning down? I couldn't tell from lsof output.
Maybe it's the power supply. Some searching landed me at Silent PC Review, where I discovered SpeedFan. I'm clearly not the first to wonder if there's a linux work-alike. I tried lm-sensors and fancontrol but I can't seem to get past "There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed".
This is what sensors-detect told me:
Now follows a summary of the probes I have just done.
Just press ENTER to continue:
* ISA bus, address 0x228
Chip `ITE IT8728F Super IO Sensors' (confidence: 9)
Driver `fam15h_power' (autoloaded):
* Chip `AMD Family 15h power sensors' (confidence: 9)
Driver `k10temp' (autoloaded):
* Chip `AMD Family 15h thermal sensors' (confidence: 9)
Note: there is no driver for ITE IT8728F Super IO Sensors yet.
p.s. how do I get boldface in G+? And how about a normal hyperlink?