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I bought the extra clips so I can use clips, so I don't want to really use zip ties .g.gif


I can certainly understand that.

 

I "stretched" my Noctua clips to make them easier to use -- pulled on them. I still have to use pliers to pull them off sometimes. The Scythe clips are tough. You may end up doing the same as I did.

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post #22 of 62
I just bought a fan gasket, so hopefully the extra space will solve the problem. I noticed that if the clips are reversed, with the bend hanging off the side of the fan instead of on the fan frame they are much easier to secure. If I can find a pic I will post it. I noted it in some other thread.
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post #23 of 62
Rep 1+ for the zip tie method in you sig Ehume. Will it work with a fan gasket though? Shoot I just spent 10 dollars for that stupid thing too...
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post #24 of 62
If you can control them individually, try reducing the speed of the push fan, or increasing the speed of the pull by very small margins and listen to see if it fades. The fans may be the same, but the resistance between them causes a current imbalance that manifests itself differently depending the heat sink and fans; on some it causes the fins to essentially act like a harmonica. If I put a second fan so much as an inch away from my hsf, it causes a humming unless I tune the speed to eliminate it, generally reducing the rpm of the pusher. worth a try.
    
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post #25 of 62
i had the mugen 2 either in my old setup and experienced the same with all sorts of fans.
put something between the fan and the heatsink as spacer, this solved my problem. the clips are very flexible, believe me.
use foam, its perfekt, just small pieces on each corner of the fan. just about 3-4 millimetres. it will work!

or, what i just found, try to get a few of these, costs a few cents. normally used for chairs if you have parquet floor to protect it.

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post #26 of 62
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Rep 1+ for the zip tie method in you sig Ehume. Will it work with a fan gasket though? Shoot I just spent 10 dollars for that stupid thing too...


I think when you get the kit you'll be happy with it.

 

Ziptie screws will go through the screw holes in the gaskets exactly as they do through a fan.

 

I really think you should try again with the clips when the gaskets arrive. Note the orientation of my M2 here:

 

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post #27 of 62
So I mounted the fan with the new gasket. It's only about 1mm thick and it does very little to stop the noise. It sounds like a big beehive or an airplane propeller, a constant droning. Very irritating. What I need to do is create even more space between the fan blades and the heat sink. "Justanewguy" recommended the little disks that you mount to chair legs. Perhaps I can line the inside of the gasket with something create more space, 2 or 3mm more. Any suggestions?

By the way Ehume, I had no problem using the clips. smile.gif
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post #28 of 62
Perhaps this problem can be my excuse to finally get the Noctua cooler I have had my eye on... lol.
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post #29 of 62
Question is do the fans make that noise when they are not mounted?
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post #30 of 62
Fans are silent when not mounted. When the fan gets within maybe 6 or 7mm or so from the heatsink (the back of the fan) it starts the droning. The event is repeatable with many different fans.

Using the fan gasket and little rubber disk I was able to create about a 4mm space and it has reduced the noise about 80%. It's almost inaudable at idle, and it's tolerable at load. I am happy with this for now. One day I will treat myself to a Noctua , but I am fairly happy with my setup now so there is no rush. I will post a pic so everyone can see what we have been talking about...
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