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post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by Wakakuu View Post

I just RMA´d one Spectre Pro 200mm and got a replacement today, still have the problem with a grinding noise... should a go through through all the RMA again or look further? otherwise i really digged this fan.. sadsmiley.gif
Are you putting the fan through a fan controller?
Edited by xbournex - 7/19/12 at 6:58am
post #22 of 37
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Are you putting the fan through a fan controller?

I am atm but i also have the problem without the controller.
post #23 of 37
Worth to mention may be that the only way to get it quiet is to put it down horizontal with the fan pushing down,
Edited by Wakakuu - 7/19/12 at 7:34am
post #24 of 37
I have a 200mm Spectre Pro in the front of my case. It made a scrubbing/ticking sound the first few days I had it. I figured I'd just let it go and see what happens. It went away and haven't had any noise from it since.
 
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post #25 of 37
I've also just received my Spectre Pro 200mm fan and having the same issue, but only between highest and lowest RPM. I've hooked it up to the built in fan control of my bitfenix raider case and use it as top exhaust fan. On lowest power and highest power the fan doesn't make any noise except the air rushing through the case and fan, but between that it makes a clicking noise. I'm not really annoyed by it as it's not that loud, but I'm wondering if that is dangerous for the fan. Can this actually damage the fan or significantly reduce its lifetime? What's also funny is that the clicking noise is the fastest when I set the fanspeed to 50% and it gets less frequent the higher or the lower I set the speed, until it completely disappears (at full or lowest speed).

Is this harmful for the fan or not?
post #26 of 37
I would run it until the noise stops. If it doesn't just RMA it.
 
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post #27 of 37
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I would run it until the noise stops. If it doesn't just RMA it.

The support already stated in this thread that the noise would be caused by the fan controler. I had a noise when I ran the fan for the first time on max and on lowest speed but it disappeared after 30 minutes.

So from what I've understood the clicking noise is NORMAL if you set different speeds with a fan controller.

No noise at full speed/minimum speed.

But I don't want to WRECK my fan either, so I'm asking if what is causing the clicking noise is actually harmful for the fan.
post #28 of 37
Okay guys, I have the same problems as you guys. Only issue I have is that this is the FOURTH fan that this happened with.

First I bought a white LED one, which did a lot of noise at first, but I thought it was normal so I just let it be all though I wasn't too happy with it (a bit of a noise freak).
Anywho, after a while it started ticking /grinding really loudly. Not the small ticking you are describing (I have had that issue with the other three) but this was really loud and sounded like you had attached a playing card to the fan.

So I sent an email to the website I bought them from and they sent me a new one without a problem.
really happy that it got resolved that fast and installed my new one. This one worked for about 1-2 days before it came to a complete halt. Didn't react on being plugged directly into the PSU or the built in fan controller of the case.

Sent another email and they sent me a new one immediately.
So install that, have the same problems with the occasional ticking noise. I could live with that as long as it worked, which it did so no major issues with this one (yet...(will have to plug it in and run with that one for a while now...).

But I decided I wanted to try out the black, non LED, one in order to try out a lighting mod I wanted to do. Installed it, had it working for about a week and now it just died on me.

So at this point I don't really know what to think. The first three came from the same store and within a week between the first and third fan so I figured it might have been a faulty batch or something similar. Now the black, non LED, one I have came from a completely different store and it's not the same type so it can't be just a faulty batch. And from what I read here and on other places on the web, I'm not the only one with these problems.

The major problem here is that I can't trust these fans at all. I really REALLY don't want to get another one even though I know I could get one for free. But the main issue is that there are not that many alternatives for me to get. If there were, I would have gotten another brand after the second one started having problems. So my dilemma is, do I stick with a fan that is pretty good but breaks down all the time, or do I get a mediocre / bad fan that actually will keep on spinning and doing it's job?

I got two 120mm Spectre Pro's on their way, I hope they don't have the same problems as the 200mm ones...
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post #29 of 37
What are you using to power the fans? Most likely the power source is causing these sounds from the motor.
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What are you using to power the fans? Most likely the power source is causing these sounds from the motor.

I ran the fan built in fan controller on my 600T and now I'm running my Lamptron FC9 Fan controller.

I can live with the sound, that really isn't the problem here. I just want my fans to actually run... Two of them have died, they were hooked up to two different controllers but ended up with the same problem so really doubt it's the controller that is slowly killing them.
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