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How to silence a G4?

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Syntho:
I isolate all of my computers in another room so I have a dead silent studio. However now I'm in a predicament... I'm going to get an older Pro Tools Mix system and the maximum length of the 888|24 interface cable is 15 feet.

This means - whether I like it or not - the computer is now going into the studio. So now my job is to silence the G4.

I'm probably going to need to replace the fan on the power supply or the power supply altogether, and I'll also probably need to buy or build a silencing case for it.

Does anyone have any ideas? I'm all ears.

supernova777:
which g4 model do u have..

Syntho:
The 1.25 MDD single core.

http://coolstuff.wordpress.com/2007/02/19/powermac-g4-mdd-cooling-and-noise-reduction/

The article is about a dual 1ghz but I think this applies to all MDD towers. There are 3 fans to replace, two being from the power supply. It's about a $40 upgrade.

supernova777:
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=644.msg1843#msg1843

see this post , response from diehard
re: http://www.splefty.com/G4mod/

if its loud.. its the fans in the power supply that are the culprit
i fixed mine by replacing these fans
i think they are 60mm or 80mm
i forget the exact size



once u replace these fans its no more noisey then a new modern pc

Protools5LEGuy:

--- Quote from: Syntho on February 12, 2014, 07:04:38 AM ---I isolate all of my computers in another room so I have a dead silent studio. However now I'm in a predicament... I'm going to get an older Pro Tools Mix system and the maximum length of the 888|24 interface cable is 15 feet.

This means - whether I like it or not - the computer is now going into the studio. So now my job is to silence the G4.

I'm probably going to need to replace the fan on the power supply or the power supply altogether, and I'll also probably need to buy or build a silencing case for it.

Does anyone have any ideas? I'm all ears.

--- End quote ---
Keep the computer in the machine room. Use a quieter computer in your room with vnc

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