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GT w/o Springs?

post #1 of 4
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Took apart my GentleTyphoons today for painting...

I have 14 of them. Exactly 7 of them had springs on the fan casing on the cylindrical post underneath the chip that powers the fan. The rest did not have springs.

I'm wondering now if the springs actually serve some purpose or if they just put them there because they can. I found no difference in fan speed or performance.

Has anyone else noticed this while disassembling their GentleTyphoons? I don't know if I should put the springs back on or just leave them all off since not all of them have springs.

Anyone?
post #2 of 4
Possibly you got two different revisions or they could have just run out during manufacturing and nobody noticed. Either way, the springs probably do something important or benefit in some way, so I would leave them in.
post #3 of 4
The springs prevent the fan hub from rattling.
One of my San Ace 60mm doesn't have a spring and if I shake it, it rattles and makes a lot of noise when its running. The other three have springs and don't make noise.
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Here, maybe this could help -> http://www.overclock.net/10333808-post11.html
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