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[Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

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If anyone could give me an advice about the fan noise? Is that normal to have always a certain fan noise at the same intensity? Is this probably the power supply fan?
I'd like to improve my computer silent, or at least have some quiet moments when not in heavy use.
Thanks.
Fan speeds are controllable via the BIOS in your HP 6300/8300 have you tried that first ?
Sometimes you'll get a refurb where the fans have a lot of hours on them and they get noisier.
They can be replaced with new HP fans or the Arctic 90 mm fans also work well and are quieter.

To find out which one is noisiest, disconnect the fans one by one while the PC is running to hear each one's noise level.
If you have the SFF for example, disconnect the front fan first, then then the rear exhaust and you'll be left with just the noise from the PSU fan and your graphics card.

The HP Elite and Pro lines are made to be run in noisy office and warehouse environments so HP didn't bother to include more expensive silent fans for home users that prefer little to no noise from fans.

Also see:
 
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Fan speeds are controllable via the BIOS in your HP 6300/8300 have you tried that first ?
Sometimes you'll get a refurb where the fans have a lot of hours on them and they get noisier.
They can be replaced with new HP fans or the Arctic 90 mm fans also work well and are quieter.

To find out which one is noisiest, disconnect the fans one by one while the PC is running to hear each one's noise level.
If you have the SFF for example, disconnect the front fan first, then then the rear exhaust and you'll be left with just the noise from the PSU fan and your graphics card.

The HP Elite and Pro lines are made to be run in noisy office and warehouse environments so HP didn't bother to include more expensive silent fans for home users that prefer little to no noise from fans.

Also see:
Thanks for the detailed explanation!
I have already my bios set to the lowest fan speed level, so I will do the tests and probably replace with the arctic fans.

Thank you!
 
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Just curious, why disable Wake for Network Access in System Preferences? You can't use Find My Mac if it's disabled
 

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Just curious, why disable Wake for Network Access in System Preferences? You can't use Find My Mac if it's disabled
It can be enabled if you want it. It sometimes helps sleep issues if it's disabled.
 

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You can remove the antennas but then the range is much more limited. USB wifi dongles are poor performers and require 3rd party drivers to work .
 
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Has anyone experienced random reboots with these machines? I'm getting them lately and I don't know what the hell is the cause.
Yes, I've been dealing with this very same issue for a while. I found others with this issue doing a google search that supposedly resolved it by switching off turbo boost on the processor. That worked for me but it came back. For me it will restart continuously so I'll have to pull the plug let it rest then I'll open it up and blow it out with air then reconnect everything and all is fine.
It's frustrating to be working on something or watching a video etc.. and it suddenly just restart.
Have you found a solution, I'm hoping for a fix before I toss this PC.
 

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Everyone that is having random reboots should read and apply this info:

 
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Recently my HP 8300 elite sff is very slow to start up.

The clover startup screen takes almost 1 minute to pass. (Welcome, testing hardware etc.)

Once im finally inside MacOS it works fine.

Didn't do any changes or updates it just started being slow fra one day to another.


Im on MacOS Mojave 10.14.4
Clover Configurator 5.5.0.0

Maybe if I update to the newest version of Mojave this will be fixed.

@trs96

Do you have any idea how I can fix this? :)
 

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