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I have a Noctua D14 with 2 coolink swif2 120p and if i put the fans higher than 40% speed, the cooler starts to make some noise and vibrate, like a fan hits very slow some part of the cooler metal.

If i put thefans on low speed the noise stops. The fans are new, so they are not making the noises, i've tested even with total different fans and i have the same noise.

I've checked, there is no fan cable that hits the cooler beneath the heatpipes, and the fans are on the anti-vibrating plastics mounted, so no fan parts are in contact with the cooler.

Any solutions ? Or it's normal, because my cooler has 2 fans and they make vibrations...
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post #2 of 14
This is normal with cheap fans.
post #3 of 14
^.. ditto, you may wanna re-try the OE noctua fans
and verify performance against current choice.

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post #4 of 14
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I've used 3 types of fans, and got the same noise.
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post #5 of 14
Are you sure it is at any speed beyond 40% and not just at a threshold?

My TY-140s exhibit a similar phenomenon at ~1050RPM but it completely disappears at the full 1300RPM.
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post #6 of 14
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Yes, i have options in bios, if i set the fans to 37% = no noise, dead silent

And if i set them to 50% i have that noise (like a popcorn in a microwave, but smaller noise) And beyond 50% it gets bigger and bigger. And i assure you the fans aren't making this noise, because i've tested them on the table.
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post #7 of 14

I was about to ask you to take the fans out and hold them in your hands. You can feel vibrating fans.

 

How about a pic of your naked D14, and one with fans?

 

BTW -- how are you fastening your fans to the heatsink? Most fans have flanges that are too thick to allow the pegs to push through far enough for the clips to grab the pegs and then reach around and grab the grooves in the heatsink. That's why I usually use Megahalems clips.

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post #8 of 14
Might be way off but.....Did you check to ensure the cooler is fastened down to the cpu properly? if the screw is loose it could shake the cooler and make it sound like the fans. And while at it check to ensure the mobo is screwed down in all the places. D-14 is heavy and this could be the cause.
post #9 of 14
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Yes, the cooler is mounted proper, iv'e mounted him 2-3 times, and changed the thermal paste too.
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by CalinTM View Post

Yes, i have options in bios, if i set the fans to 37% = no noise, dead silent
And if i set them to 50% i have that noise (like a popcorn in a microwave, but smaller noise) And beyond 50% it gets bigger and bigger. And i assure you the fans aren't making this noise, because i've tested them on the table.

As you have ruled out the fans as the source it would be fair to assume it's either a combination of fan and cooler or only the cooler making the noise.

Maybe a loose fin in cooler??

Can you feel the cooler vibrate?
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