Quieter Fans for Desktop?
by MadDog843 - 12/4/12 9:57 PM
I have a Gateway DX-4305c Desktop that has loud cooling fans. I just replaced my 2007 main desktop with this one that I got from a buddy because it crashed. It's a couple years newer and I liked the idea of a Quad-core instead of a Dual-core processor, my old computer (HP Pavilion m8100n Media Center) was always super super quiet, even when I was running the processor near 100% all the time (Video/Picture editing and multimedia). It is still running as a secondary desktop beside this one and it's absolutely silent. This one at 35% processor usage, the fan is almost unbearable! What kind of fan should I replace them with that won't sound like a jet plane when they they kick in? I find that Gateway, seemingly being the "Low end" of Acer, uses cheap parts in their computers (Power Supplies, Optical Drives, Fans etc.) so I would like to upgrade this component to something quality! Thanks for your support!