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What to put under the G5?
Old 20th July 2005
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What to put under the G5?

Yes, I know I should get the G5 out of my room, but that's not an option at the moment. I've seen anti-static mats made to go under CPU's, but that doesn't help the noise issue. I considered the Auralex Gramma, but there's not enough height under my Omnirax desk. Does anyone make a thin pad (one inch or less) that reduces noise and vibration to be placed under a G5?

danlogic
Old 20th July 2005
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Yes, I know I should get the G5 out of my room, but that's not an option at the moment. I've seen anti-static mats made to go under CPU's, but that doesn't help the noise issue. I considered the Auralex Gramma, but there's not enough height under my Omnirax desk. Does anyone make a thin pad (one inch or less) that reduces noise and vibration to be placed under a G5?

danlogic
What kind of vibrations is your G5 making? My *fan* noise is a problem but putting a mat under the case would do very little to improve that situation. If your machine is actually vibrating I think there's something not right going on inside; if on the other hand you've just got fan noise I think you ought to be looking into some kind of case to put it in (and that can be quite expensive, I know, as I've been researching it a bit).
Old 21st July 2005
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I´m using the rubber of a thick, soft mouse pad. Works great and the G5 still stands on solid ground. Helps a lot to isolate the vibration from the fans and DVD-drive from the floor of my room.

Toby
Old 21st July 2005
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Try closed cell foam. I use that to isolated my speakers in the soffits. So I am sure it would work for a computer.
Old 22nd July 2005
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My G4 is laying on it's side on top of some 1" closed cell foam and it fits nicely into the bottom of my Omnirax desk. It runs quietly and seems to work ok.
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