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hey i added a cheap 120mm fan to the bay-area in my case but it doesnt push much air and id like it to be faster to do so. is it possible to higher the voltage of this fan? it plugs directly into my PSU.
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It is possible to overvolt the fan (though I don't know the specifics of how), and thus spin it faster, but you will burn out the fan very quickly.
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yea thats what im worried about. i dont mind if its life is shortened, but i know motors tend to burn and die pretty fast once they experience more voltage then their rated for.
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post #4 of 4
Yeah there's fan speed controllers that can overvolt ("overclock") the fan. It won't shorten the lifespan by a significant amount, but it will be really loud in most cases.
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