fiveofive wrote:The fan appears much more noisy to me than on another Mega ST I tried (Mega ST 1 in that case). So it might be just to turn the fan on and off?
joska wrote:fiveofive wrote:The fan appears much more noisy to me than on another Mega ST I tried (Mega ST 1 in that case). So it might be just to turn the fan on and off?
Ues, it does look like some sort of "Noise Killer". My advice is to remove it and don't bother with the fan. Under normal circumstances the PSU does not get hot. The fan is there for the power user who adds a graphics card and an internal harddrive.
troed wrote:The Mega STE PSU (which is where the fan sits) definitely needs one, yes, since the PSU is completely enclosed.
fiveofive wrote:According to this article in ST Computer Magazine (German) from 1987 first there were only 2 and 4 MB models and 1 MB models that were announced before were skipped. Obviously, this had been changed shortly later on or was a misunderstanding on side of the journalist and Atari delivered a 1 MB version, too. It could be an explanation that Atari wanted to serve the lower cost range with the 1 MB models and skipping an only half-necessary fan added to this intent. Also, I read that the layout of the 1 MB model RAM was different and rather difficult to expand.
Foxie wrote:That's one of the things that puts me off getting a MegaSTE. It would be a bit noisy in a studio. I wonder if there's enough internal space to fit a silent 120mm fan at an angle and duct it into the PSU? Or I guess the entire PSU could be removed and replaced with an efficient external brick.
fiveofive wrote:While I have one installed with the Mega, I never use it on due to the noise. It is a practical monitor stand after all But marketing of the ST as music studio machine and offering Megafile harddrives at the same time stays a miracle to me
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