On Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 05:46:10PM +0000, Ray Kelly wrote:
> Something Which I've found quite effective in the past is to use a
> silicone gun (the type of stuff that you'd use to seal a window frame with
> and other many useful things) to draw a mesh on the inside of the case and
> on any of the (non moving) noisy parts like the inside of the psu chassis
> or along the utside of a noisy hdd etc.
Do you put the stuff even on the bits of the case that don't touch
anything else? Or only on those bits? That is, should I take out the
side panels and draw a mesh all over the inside, or just bead around
the edges where the silicone could then make a seal with the rest of
As to putting it on the hdd ... while I'm not terribly worried about
voiding the warranty of my case ;-), I wonder if one's hard drive vendor
might refuse to honour the warranty on a drive with `Fujitsu Drives Suck'
written on it in silicone sealant...? :-)
On that note, I wonder if we should do a pseudo-scientific study to
determine whether certain phrases siliconed on the inside of cases
make for less noise than other phrases, or just a plain mesh...? :-)
o A quiet pc is a happy pc (Motivational)
o Quiet pcs go to pc heaven (Religious)
o Noisy pcs go to pc hell (Ominous)
o In landfill, nobody can hear you scream (Threatening)
And since this is the social list and I'm feeling kinda whimsical (*)
this morning, I wonder what how one might define and/or measure the
`suck time' of drives...? The mtbf? The amount of time before it
dawns on one that another model or, indeed, another make of drive
would have been a better choice? The amount of time before it fills
up? The amount of time before it becomes incredibly slow? (**) The
amount of time before one realises in the most horrible way possible
that a drive's awesome speed was due to it having write-caching turned
> for fans & stuff a regular clensing of dust & an occasional (minute)
> application of chain saw oil tends to work wonders too.
Interesting! What about other kinds of oil? Olive oil? Stir fry oil?
Bicycle chain oil? Motorbike chain oil? (Yuck) &c....?
(*) I wonder if this word means what I think it means...
(**) Compared to other, more modern drives, that is.
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