Noisy Evesham!

by Simon Email

Our new Evesham server turned out to have a very noisy fan. Searching on the internet revealed others complaining of this also.

I contacted Evesham and was told it was "necessary" as the CPU needed to be kept cool.

The fan was *very* noisy - almost unbearable.

Fortunately a friend had had a similar problem and pointed me to "Fan Volume Controls" made by Maplin (http://www.maplin.co.uk)

I installed one of the range (http://www.maplin.co.uk/products/module.asp?CartID=040729111739788&moduleno=36422&Products=1) and was able to turn all the fans right down.

The controller has a temperature gauge, and the CPU seemed no cooler with the fans on maximum thank on minimum!

The new server is now the quietest computer in the room, and I'm thinking of installing one of these in every other one.