My P3 550 runs a 30 degrees C under full load.
Since I can't get it to overclock more than 3%, I was wondering if there was anyway to slow down my rather annoying 5000RPM fan?
If I could get it own to 3000 to 4000 RPM, it would run a bit warmer, but still pretty cool, and would be much quieter.
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what you would need
1. pair of wire cutters
2. stanly knife to strip wires
3. selection of resistors (or a rheostat)
4. pair of pliers to twist tie the resistor to the cute wire ends.
5. some kind of cover to prevent eathing.
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I soldered in a potentiometer on the red cable (cut the cable and connected in) to my cpu fan. I don't know the best value I just used some 10 Kohm potentiometers I had.
One thing I noticed was that the fan speed did not change the temperature that much. It seems that the important thing for me was that they turned so that there were an air flow.
If you turn down the rpm's low make sure that they can start, ie. stop the fan with your hand and make sure that it can start from standstill.
Since it worked so well and did that on both the graphic card fan and all the fans in the case.
I used long cable from the cutted wires to the potentiometers so that I could adjust the pontentiometers from the front having the case closed.