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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post
i hit a $30 panaflow blade with my finger.. effing broke the fan and made me bleed for an hour
that's nothing
do that with a 5k rpm delta fan
nut fun
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post #12 of 63
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Why don't you use some ducktape to fix it?

Seriously though, you shouldn't EVER let your fans free spin. You'll kill the bearings that way.
4realz? when i use my little compressed air junk i always let them spin free. i didnt know it was bad for them... they are kinda made to spin lol
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Cm'on man, a leaf blower? I would like to see you stick the PC outside and use that leaf blower while waiving to people who drive by. Is it a gas or electric one?
 
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post #14 of 63
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Why don't you use some ducktape to fix it?

Seriously though, you shouldn't EVER let your fans free spin. You'll kill the bearings that way.
What's the difference between a fan being spun by the motor vs. being spun by blowing air?
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A leaf blower?


Really?
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This is why my cases are all filled with <1200rpm fans hehe
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4realz? when i use my little compressed air junk i always let them spin free. i didnt know it was bad for them... they are kinda made to spin lol
They are mad to spin at a certian RPM under power, not being pushed. It could also generate electricity and cause a feedback into the MoBo.
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post #18 of 63
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Why don't you use some ducktape to fix it?

Seriously though, you shouldn't EVER let your fans free spin. You'll kill the bearings that way.
i never knew that, i actually let my fan spin when i vacuum them. Note to self: Try not to do that again regardless if it's real or not!
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It could also generate electricity and cause a feedback into the MoBo.
that's the only part i could even see mattering in the slightest
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What's the difference between a fan being spun by the motor vs. being spun by blowing air?
See blupupher's response below...

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They are mad to spin at a certian RPM under power, not being pushed. It could also generate electricity and cause a feedback into the MoBo.
This. Not to mention the fact that the air pushing against the blades would also cause extra force on the bearings (pushing the entire fan blade setup one way or the other).

I mean it won't DIRECTLY hurt them immediately. But I have seen fans die after a cleaning myself personally. So I always make sure my fans are stationary during cleaning anymore.
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