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Ive had multiple bad fan lately. I wonder if its from the cold of them sitting on my porch at sub 30 degree weather
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Ive had multiple bad fan lately. I wonder if its from the cold of them sitting on my porch at sub 30 degree weather

 

That shouldn't do it.

 

Generally, consistent rough handling in shipping is what causes problems like that. Then again, some folks are also unlucky. I know my friend Kourtni has the worst possible luck with electronics. Which is why she doesn't buy them, she just gives me the money & I buy them for her.

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my current computer had 4 motherboard replacements, 2 cpu replacements, 6 bad fans, one bad gpu fan, and one psu replacement, all within 30 days of purchase... so my luck is horrific
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4 boards & 2 CPUs?

 

My lord sir....

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cpu died because of 2 of the same model board from amazon having voltage regulation issues... visible burn marks
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Thread Starter 

All up to date.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Angelus359 View Post

my current computer had 4 motherboard replacements, 2 cpu replacements, 6 bad fans, one bad gpu fan, and one psu replacement, all within 30 days of purchase... so my luck is horrific

 

Where do you live and why is the power source for your computer so sketchy? Only reason I can think of loosing so much hardware so fast. Or are you one of those guys that abuses their hardware while under warranty? wink.gif

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Nice! That D14 looks good in there. thumb.gif
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post #758 of 3023
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I got the 19.2 from Noctuas spec sheet. and like i said mine are very quiet.
and yes if you e-mail them they will send you new fans without having to send those back but they will ask you to send pics
of them broken.
when i received my 2 120mm fans one of them had to be started by me pushing the blade with my finger, I e-mailed them and they shipped me
a new fan from the other side of the planet in 1 week and then i took the bad fan broke a blade off put my i.d. next to it and took a pic and e-mailed
it to them, problem solved. also they require a sig from the delivery to your home.

Please people, don't believe the manufacturer's specs. They are almost always bogus. There is no standard of measurement for dBA.. What distance is mic from fan? What resistance is fan running under? They find the best environment for the fan, which often not the environment we use fans in. A fan setting out in the open will be much quieter than a fan pulling air into a case, or push/pull on a cooler. Just putting a vent grill or cooler against the fan will increase it's noise. Personally I don't use fans out in the open on my bench so the fan noise setting on a bench means nothing.
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Please people, don't believe the manufacturer's specs. They are almost always bogus. There is no standard of measurement for dBA.. What distance is mic from fan? What resistance is fan running under? They find the best environment for the fan, which often not the environment we use fans in. A fan setting out in the open will be much quieter than a fan pulling air into a case, or push/pull on a cooler. Just putting a vent grill or cooler against the fan will increase it's noise. Personally I don't use fans out in the open on my bench so the fan noise setting on a bench means nothing.

I believe the specs due too the fact that i have these fans in my case sitting less then 3 feet
away from me on top of my desk. but I guess you work for Noctua and you know their fan specs are bogus??
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post #760 of 3023
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 There is no standard of measurement for dBA.

 

Yes there is, there is an ISO defined standard.

 

Long story short:

>10dB(A) Environment

Open Air Environment

Distance of 1M from the source to the pickup (fan to mic)

 

I will agree that you shouldn't trust what most companies rate to. Noctua is generally pretty spot on with their stuff though.

 

EDIT: That standard is: ISO 7779.

Had to look it up, so almost a 2hr late edit here.


Edited by Tator Tot - 2/28/13 at 11:14am
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