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Anonymous
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November 16, 2004 2:10:37 PM

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I'm contemplating buying a new 8400 and was wondering about noise. Dell
doesn't give specs on sound output but I would like a machine that is at
least as quiet as my iMac, which is to say nearly inaudible. How do the
8400s rate? I would not get the fastest CPU, by the way. Also, does
anyone know if the video cards Dell uses (the two lower priced cards the
X300 and X800) have a heat sink or a fan on them, since that can
contribute to noise.

robert

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Anonymous
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November 17, 2004 12:34:18 PM

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On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 11:10:37 -0500, "RobertB." <rb28@nyu.edu> wrote:

>I'm contemplating buying a new 8400 and was wondering about noise. Dell
>doesn't give specs on sound output but I would like a machine that is at
>least as quiet as my iMac, which is to say nearly inaudible. How do the
>8400s rate? I would not get the fastest CPU, by the way. Also, does
>anyone know if the video cards Dell uses (the two lower priced cards the
>X300 and X800) have a heat sink or a fan on them, since that can
>contribute to noise.

Broken heatsink - support should be aware of the problem.
Anonymous
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December 13, 2004 12:35:50 AM

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My 8400 is very quiet. It is not "nearly inaudible", but much quieter than
any PC I've owned. I have a high-end 8400 (two drives, top video-card), so I
would expect my 8400 to be as noisy as they get, not whithstanding PCs with
defective parts (squealing hard disks or fans).

Jean-Luc

In article <rb28-B54BE2.11103516112004@corp.supernews.com>, "RobertB."
<rb28@nyu.edu> wrote:
>I'm contemplating buying a new 8400 and was wondering about noise. Dell
>doesn't give specs on sound output but I would like a machine that is at
>least as quiet as my iMac, which is to say nearly inaudible. How do the
>8400s rate? I would not get the fastest CPU, by the way. Also, does
>anyone know if the video cards Dell uses (the two lower priced cards the
>X300 and X800) have a heat sink or a fan on them, since that can
>contribute to noise.
>
>robert
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
December 13, 2004 12:35:51 AM

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"Jean-Luc Brouillet" <jeanluc@expertise.com> wrote in message
news:WQ2vd.9320$0r.8892@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> My 8400 is very quiet. It is not "nearly inaudible", but much quieter
> than
> any PC I've owned. I have a high-end 8400 (two drives, top video-card),
> so I
> would expect my 8400 to be as noisy as they get, not whithstanding PCs
> with
> defective parts (squealing hard disks or fans).
>
> Jean-Luc
>


Jean -

Then your 8400 also has: the video/GPU fan on the card as well as the
"blower" fan mounted in the case over the PCI cards?

Stew
Anonymous
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December 15, 2004 10:45:13 AM

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It has the GPU fan, but no PCI blower fan.

Jean-Luc

In article <tb6vd.69690$fY.42408@bignews3.bellsouth.net>, "S.Lewis"
<stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
>"Jean-Luc Brouillet" <jeanluc@expertise.com> wrote in message
>news:WQ2vd.9320$0r.8892@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>> My 8400 is very quiet. It is not "nearly inaudible", but much quieter
>> than
>> any PC I've owned. I have a high-end 8400 (two drives, top video-card),
>> so I
>> would expect my 8400 to be as noisy as they get, not whithstanding PCs
>> with
>> defective parts (squealing hard disks or fans).
>>
>> Jean-Luc
>>
>
>
>Jean -
>
>Then your 8400 also has: the video/GPU fan on the card as well as the
>"blower" fan mounted in the case over the PCI cards?
>
>Stew
>
>
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