Is the Wii U Fan Silent?

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Dec 3, 2012

Is the Wii U Fan Silent? by Groomery at 9:57 AM (1,885 Views / 0 Likes) 13 replies

  1. Groomery
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    How is the fan on the Wii U? Im planning to Buy and download my games!

    How loud is the console when playing games from HDD?
     
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    I can't hear it at all. Playing games from HDD will depend on the USB HDD you buy.

    The only thing that makes any noise on the console itself is the disc drive unless I'm missing something being drowned out by my PC.
     
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    I wouldn't say silent, but you wont hear it even with the volume being really low on your tv. You'll hear yourself pressing buttons and getting angry before you'd ever here the fan.
     
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    I was pretty shocked by how loud the disc drive is though. It's not a constant noise like the 360 is, but it makes some Dreamcast-esque grindy noises.
     
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    Is the fan in the same noise level as the original WII?
     
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    Oh man, that bad? Is it making them at the same sort of intervals, like when it's moving the lens assembly? The DC's lens movement was definitely gear working you would notice.
     
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    It's not as loud, thankfully. Just a similar noise. Can hear it in the next room between fights of Tekken when I'm playing on the pad though!
     
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    I don't hear the fan, but the disc is loud. it's always spinning (it might depends on the games maybe), and what's driving me crazy is the vibration it does on my desk. it's making a low Hz sound.
    I put some fabric bellow the console to limit the vibration propagation, it's a little better, but I might put it on the ground instead of the desk. I tried with and without the stands, it does the same.
    without the disc in the drive, no more vibration. I guess I'll buy games from eshop :P
     
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    I'm interested in the answer to this, too.
     
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    Can't hear it at all over my PC (although my PC is pretty loud)
     
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    Definitely pretty silent. All I can hear is the disc drive.
     
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    the drive only makes noise when it's turned on, apart from that it's silent, same with the fan.
     
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    anyone else?
     
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    The only real sightly loud noise it makes is when it first turns on, disc drive is a lot louder then.
     

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