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It really sounds like ball bearings. I probably will replace the fans with Scythes...in the meantime, I've tried to put a couple of F12 PWMs on that I had sitting around for another PC, but can't figure out how to get the rubber grommets off without breaking them. Any tips for this?

Also, in case anyone is interested, here's the temps I'm getting after running Futuremark 11. No overclock yet...does this look like its in a reasonable range to start overclocking? The fans are currently running at 1600 rpm.

Core 0: Low 25 High 47
Core 1: Low 25 High 49
Core 2: Low 23 High 45
Core 3: Low 25 High 49
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I just put a big glob in the center (about 3mm across), pressed down, twisted side to side and called it a day. But the H50 makes it SO Much easier.
 
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Originally Posted by BackwardPawn View Post
It really sounds like ball bearings. I probably will replace the fans with Scythes...in the meantime, I've tried to put a couple of F12 PWMs on that I had sitting around for another PC, but can't figure out how to get the rubber grommets off without breaking them. Any tips for this?

Also, in case anyone is interested, here's the temps I'm getting after running Futuremark 11. No overclock yet...does this look like its in a reasonable range to start overclocking? The fans are currently running at 1600 rpm.

Core 0: Low 25 High 47
Core 1: Low 25 High 49
Core 2: Low 23 High 45
Core 3: Low 25 High 49
soap it !!

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I just put a big glob in the center (about 3mm across), pressed down, twisted side to side and called it a day. But the H50 makes it SO Much easier.
i did that with my A70
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post #14 of 15
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Hmm...soap, I think that'll work.

I ened up filling in some gaps when I flipped it (plus tried to smooth some of it out). If I ever have reason to take it off, I'll do it right, but I see no reason to go messing around with it when its under 50 degrees on load.
post #15 of 15
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I finally got the things off. If anyone else runs into this problem, just pull hard and they come off (they come with two extras in case you break one). The good news is that the arctic fans cool much better than the corsair fans. My temps came down about five degrees. Under load I'm not breaking 45 now, and they're much quieter. The bad news is the PWM function doesn't seem to work right and at full speed, the fans sound very unsteady (if that makes sense). So now they are just annoying in a different way.

So these fans will get used on the other system, where they will hopefully not run as fast and I'll get another pair here (maybe S-Flexes, unless someone has a better suggestion).

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