- Jul 31, 2012
- HD4600 / RX 570
- Mobile Phone
The HP 8300 is here, but graphics card purchase is postponed.
The computer is really noisy compared to what I expected. From what I have read about the HP SFF's, they should be rather quiet, but this one certainly is not quiet by my standards.
I am trying to figure out whether it is a special case for this PC (we have some old HP 8200's at work, I might compare with) and if there is something I can do to bring to noise down. If I don't succeed at that I might not continue the project.
How is the noise on your SFF's? And have you done anything to handle it?
The idle fan speed is set to minimum in BIOS and it does ramp up if I increase. But even at idle, there is a lot of noise.
You'll need to isolate which fan the noise is primarily coming from. PSU fan ? Front intake ? Then replace that with a new one, either one by HP or a third party fan like Noctua if you demand an ultra quiet system.