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A pair of fan gaskets. It's the best way.
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You would hate my comp then... I have 6 3000rpm ultra kaze running @ 100% 24/7 in my rig
that is crazy man. I have two of them on @ 100% for SC2 with fan controller and it's annoying.
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post #13 of 62
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that is crazy man. I have two of them on @ 100% for SC2 with fan controller and it's annoying.
Meh I like it, it's quite comforting actually. Just a nice settle humming all the time. Now it's really weird when my comp is actually off for the brief times that it is. It is disturbingly quite in my house then.
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post #14 of 62
Maybe the fins are loose, so use the rubber pads, and the noise would be gone.
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post #15 of 62
You probably need rubber pads. I have it on my Stock Coolermaster Fan which comes with my Hyper TX3, I'm not sure how effective that really is as I have a pull fan without any rubber pads and it's absolutely noiseless.
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I am opening an old thread, but yeah I have that problem. I have 2 Nexus D12SL fans. I had one pushing and bought a second one. The second one made this horrible buzzing so I RMA'd it and the replacement one does the same thing. I have not tried taking it off yet because it as you know it is incredibly difficult to mound and dismount the fans.

I thought that the fan was defective so I replaced it and it's still not going away. I'm wondering if there is a fan that works better for this heatsink? (Mugen 2)
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post #17 of 62

Take some cork or something else and use the stuff for spacers at the corners of the fan. 1mm ought to do it.

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Ehume, I got rid of the Nexus pull fan and replaced it with the stock Slipstream fan. Now this fan is buzzing too, although not as loud and it is driving me crazy. I tried to use a spacer on the corners of the fan but I can't get the stupid clip on with the extra space. It seems putting a tiny gap stops the buzzing. Do you have any ideas for an alternative mounting method? If I could abandon these clips altogether I would do it. This company takes such a quality cooler and uses these little flimsy clips. I don't get it.

I tried to find info on this phenomenon but found almost nothing except one person with the same cooler and the same problem. Do you know what creates this noise? Is it the push fan blowing air into this fan's fins, or is it the blades spinning very close to the heat sink fins? If I knew it would be easier to stop it.
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I never had any buzzing noise from my Mugen 2, however I never used the clips either I used zipties for my Push/Pull setup. You may want to try that as that is a cheap solution you could try. That way you can put spacers between your fan and the heatsink if need be.
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Ehume, I got rid of the Nexus pull fan and replaced it with the stock Slipstream fan. Now this fan is buzzing too, although not as loud and it is driving me crazy. I tried to use a spacer on the corners of the fan but I can't get the stupid clip on with the extra space. It seems putting a tiny gap stops the buzzing. Do you have any ideas for an alternative mounting method? If I could abandon these clips altogether I would do it. This company takes such a quality cooler and uses these little flimsy clips. I don't get it.

I tried to find info on this phenomenon but found almost nothing except one person with the same cooler and the same problem. Do you know what creates this noise? Is it the push fan blowing air into this fan's fins, or is it the blades spinning very close to the heat sink fins? If I knew it would be easier to stop it.


I noted the difficulty fastening the clips, but considered it reasonably normal. You can try using needle nose pliers. That often works.

 

As for why the problem, I've always presumed it was the tops of the fan blades rubbing the fins. Don't know for sure though.
 

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I never had any buzzing noise from my Mugen 2, however I never used the clips either I used zipties for my Push/Pull setup. You may want to try that as that is a cheap solution you could try. That way you can put spacers between your fan and the heatsink if need be.


Ziptie screws are definitely an option. Item 5 in my sig covers them.

 

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