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Originally Posted by OrangeSVTguy View Post
Yup hold those suckers still. 100+ PSI will spin those fans faster than their rated RPMs and if you're lucky, they won't self-destruct

My compressor is 150 PSI and it's fun to watch old fans "explode"!
While you certainly can damage fans this way 100psi is actually pretty safe coming from a compressor. Although it is capable of much more I usually leave the shop compressor at somewhere around 80-90psi when blowing out cases and fans and in three years I have yet to damage a fan.
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post #22 of 48
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I don't know if you can program a fan to run backwards.
That's what MSI is doing with these new cards. I believe that all you have to do is to reverse the polarity of the power leads going to the fan.

This is a cool idea. Not all of us like voiding GPU warranties just to clean out dust trapped under the fan shroud. Now I wonder if this really works?
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post #23 of 48
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Why have a special card?

Can't this be implemented as an option within Afterburner instead?
No, most fans will not operate in reverse.
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post #24 of 48
tech bench + compressed air on my desk= staring at my hardware all the time + OCD removing dust from cards all the time.

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post #25 of 48
LAWL!

What about a graphics card that can overclock and stress test itself! That would be sweet.
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post #26 of 48
Good idea I think, this way instead of taking your gpu apart to clean, all you have to do is give your case/air filters a quick clean with compressed air
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marketing gimmick from MSI
post #28 of 48
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marketing gimmick from MSI
Yup, a absolute futile gimmick I must say. Unless they find a way to absolutely seal dust from getting in the case in the first place there will always be dust, just a matter of how much.

I can see a air tight case in the future where the only openings are the front intake and rear/top exhaust and dual micro dust filters for intake. Even then 24/7 usage will still see dust inside the case, just not a severe.
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post #29 of 48
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
While you certainly can damage fans this way 100psi is actually pretty safe coming from a compressor. Although it is capable of much more I usually leave the shop compressor at somewhere around 80-90psi when blowing out cases and fans and in three years I have yet to damage a fan.
fans aren't damaged by high-rpm air. they generate electricity when spun (they become generators) which can produce high voltages at higher RPMS and damage other components.
post #30 of 48
Someone is going to buy this.
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