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post #21 of 28
On 3 installs my 212 has always had a slight twist if I move it. Never had temp changes from it tho.

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post #22 of 28
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On 3 installs my 212 has always had a slight twist if I move it. Never had temp changes from it tho.

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Yea it twists slightly but looking at the mounting system, it just looks like there is no way to fix it.
    
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the only way I've seen to fix it is to control the urge to touch it lol
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post #24 of 28
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Bleh... I don't really see why so many 212+ owners insist on putting on a second fan. It does the job perfectly with the single stock fan so long as your case is decent.
If you have a high overclock and need a few more degrees taken off.
     
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Another thought, maybe it's not fan(s) - maybe you bumped the cooler putting the fans on/off causing it to change performance. Also, the change in weight distribution or/or bumping the cooler could effect the direct heatpipe surface of the cooler causing gaps or air pockets.

And long the same lines: Maybe if the bearing are off in the 2nd fan or they are turning at different speeds, it could cause vibrations.

Try tightening down your cooler. Or worse case, reapply TIM and re-seat and be cautious not to bump it when adding/remove fans...


(lastly, small things like changing the location/orientation of the case can change the air flow (moving my case 3" changes my temps), or if your ac was blowing or stopped during the period you were testing, could invalid the results)

Hope this helps,

Cheers,

Jyk
No, because when I took the fan back off, my temps dropped back down again. So its nothing to do with the contact on the chip.

Also, I put the case back at the same place it was during the test with the second fan, and once again when I removed it.

I do think it could be the fan itself, if they aren't moving at the exact same speed.
post #26 of 28
imo you should have 2 of the same fans both plugged into the same fan header for best results
   
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post #27 of 28
use speedfan to check the speeds of both your fans
then using it reduce the speed to be the same as the oher fan to see how it goes, fans might be slower but the cances of hot air gathering up are reduce s just give that a try
this is also what i am doing to reduce the noise of the blademaster fan, i run it at 50% so that it runs at 1000rpm with my other fan
post #28 of 28
If the fan is low RPM or isn't matched with the other fan, and slower than the case fans, it will decrease your cooling performance.
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