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Noisy Hiper anyone modded fans

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by pinkaardvark, 17 Feb 2006.

  1. pinkaardvark


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,705

    Location: Cambs

    Just bought one of thes : Hiper HPU-4B580 Type R 580W

    and i'm finding it a bit noisy. Unfortunately I only looked at the pic and saw it had a 120mm fan but when it arrived I realised it also had a whiney 80mm on the back.

    How do other folks find theres and has anyone replaced the fan or done a 7v mod on it?
  2. Dougsnake


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,055

    Location: west yorkshire

    I havent replaced my 80mm fan as it needs a slim fit one 12-15mm as there isnt enough clearance for a standard 25mm on so i have butchered the fins on the 80mm original one but replacing it with a slim one is a job to be done in the near future.

  3. brightside_


    Joined: 22 Jan 2006

    Posts: 494

    Location: Lincoln

    haven't had a noise problem with mine, but then my HSF fan might drown it out >.>
  4. Logsi


    Joined: 19 Oct 2005

    Posts: 10,400

    Location: Kernow

    I bought one on monday and thought exactly the same thing, there so loud! My old Jeantech with 2x 80mm was quieter. Its a bit annoying when the packaging says "Inaudible".

    I dont know if theres a way of changing the fan without voiding wraanty though!
  5. A.N.Other


    Joined: 6 Nov 2005

    Posts: 8,064

    Location: MK45

    Wierd ... I have one and it is the quietest PSU I have EVER had - for me when it says inaubdible, it really is (and no I'm not deaf :p).

    Must be luck of the draw I think.
  6. sagaboy2

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,436

    Location: Church Fenton

    They are pretty noisey.

    But when compared with a friends hiper we worked out its no the 80mm its the 120mm that makes the noise.

    Weird huh.
  7. WJA96


    Joined: 13 Jul 2005

    Posts: 16,966

    Location: Norfolk, South Scotland

    If it makes a noise, take it back. It's supposed to be 14dBA. That's VERY quiet.
  8. Metalface Mark


    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 15,352

    Location: Paisley

    I had one and got rid of it due to the noise, theres no way it was 14dba.