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has any 1 had a problem with one of the fans vibrating a little bit? seems my cooler is vibrating a bit so i can feel it in the table...confused.gif

and an airflow question would it be wise to remove middle 140mm fan and 120mm noctua and replace them with 2x gentle typhoons AP15 1850rmp? so that would mean that i would leave the middle fan slot on cooler open and just have 2 120 mm on each side? ofc both blowing same direction.

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Edited by funkyslayer - 3/2/11 at 6:56pm
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I don't have the vibration issue with mine. Check and see if your fans are mounted right. As far as moving the fans go, I haven't seen anyone set them up the way your describe, but I have seen others add a 3rd fan to the cooler giving a slight drop in temps.
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I don't have the vibration issue with mine. Check and see if your fans are mounted right. As far as moving the fans go, I haven't seen anyone set them up the way your describe, but I have seen others add a 3rd fan to the cooler giving a slight drop in temps.
well i dont want to add third fan since i dont have any kind of mounts for a third fan on cooler but i wanted to put 2 gentle typhhons there but dont know if the air flow will be crap tongue.gif might just test it out and see if it works out at all.
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i had the vibration problem a few months back and noticed the white rubber rectangular pieces that sit between the fan and the heatsink were missing. I replaced them and that fixed the problem. Also if you contact Noctua they will send you the fan mount for the third fan for free.
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i had the vibration problem a few months back and noticed the white rubber rectangular pieces that sit between the fan and the heatsink were missing. I replaced them and that fixed the problem. Also if you contact Noctua they will send you the fan mount for the third fan for free.

well my rubberthings arent misssing so i think the fan is unstable or something. and you think they will send for free to sweden? tongue.gif
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post #6 of 10
Adding a third fan does little for cooling.

Unplug all your case fans. If the vibration continues unplug one then the other of your heatsink fans (at idle you can run passive with a D14). Figure out which fan is vibrating. Then contact support at noctua.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by funkyslayer;12589576 
bump on airflow/fan part of thread tongue.gif

My testing hasn't gotten that far.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by funkyslayer;12589576 
bump on airflow/fan part of thread tongue.gif

Here is a thread comparing different fans and the numbers of fans.

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling/729807-noctua-d14-fans-1-vs-2-a.html
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post #10 of 10
hmmm.... The Noctua fans are renowned for a fluid operation. I doubt it is solely the fan's problem.

Have you mounted it properly?
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