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Old January 23, 2009, 10:48 AM
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so after buying new fans for my computer i notice that the pump is really loud. i have it sitting on a piece of sound dampening foam and would like to know if there is anyway of making it quieter. my guess is that it is around 30db. the pump is a Corsair DDC-1 TP. it looks like this one NCIX.com - Buy Swiftech MCP350 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 3/8IN Barbs - MCP350 In Canada. but without the mounting spots.
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Old January 23, 2009, 10:51 AM
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When you place your hand on it is is vibrating? My mcp655 sounds like a gentle hum and feels like maybe a hand massager on low.
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Old January 23, 2009, 11:19 AM
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ya feels like a hand massager on med
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Old January 23, 2009, 01:00 PM
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I had the same problem, what I did is make sure that the pump was sitting on something smooth. At one time it was sitting on a piece of clothing folded 4 times, no more noise.

Petra's tech shop sell a gell pack to put under the pump wich takes care of it in a classier way.
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Old January 23, 2009, 02:18 PM
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thx i will go grab a grease rag from my shop and try that.
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Old January 23, 2009, 02:34 PM
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What kind of noise is it making? Unless all the air is out of the pump, it'll be quite noisy, but under normal operation, it ranks as one of the quietest WC pumps available. But yeah, the stock piece of foam is a little lacklustre in performance.
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Old January 23, 2009, 02:39 PM
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the piece of foam it came with i dont have, bought the pump off a friend, all the air is out of the system. as for the sound it makes its like a loud fan.
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You probably have this sitting on a think piece of aluminum and your getting vibrations :P

The pump is actually dead quiet.. the vibrations are what you hear.
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put it on a sock and it dead quiet now, but now i hear the 80mm fan that cools my ram and its just as loud as the pump.
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Old January 23, 2009, 03:25 PM
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Welcome to the wonderful world of shutting your PC up. It's kind of like whack-a-mole, where every time you shut something up, you start hearing new sounds that you didn't notice before.
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