Would you say this guy is Overclocking his machine, just a bit??


2 Comments so far

  1. SiGraybeard on March 6th, 2011

    Another old engineer I work with says he underclocks his machine. Specifically to keep it quiet. He says, “There’s enough noise in the world without adding loud fans”.

  2. admin on March 7th, 2011

    I can understand that thinking. I never gave fan noise much thought until recently. I bought a surplus HP DL140 server some months ago. It was a nice machine for $99, dual Zeon 2 core processors, 4 Gb of RAM in rack mount 1U case. Well, it was great until I started it up. It has a dozen fans inside it. They are all those 1″ square fans that turn really fast in attempt to move some air. Sounds like an angry bee hive when it is running and it is LOUD! It is in the radio shack and I have to turn it off if I want to get on the air!