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Well I noticed today when I set my case fans on low I could hear something shaking in my case long story short my heat sink is vibrating even with the stabilizer bar installed.

Has anyone else had issues with this heat sink and vibration even with the stabilizer bar installed?

And I could run the fans at a lower RPM to fix the problem (1200 RPM to 950 RPM or 750 RPM.) would what kind of cooling loss would I most likely see?

Also my NH-C14 is installed with a Hyper 212+'s backplate, but I don't think that is the issue.
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post #2 of 10
You might lose 1-2c at the very most. I would also turn down the fans to reduce the vibration. Also have you tried reseating it? Put the 4 screws into the 4 holes then turn a screw a little bit, then move the screw diagonally oppsoite and turn it a little bit, then select a 3rd screw (one that's not been turned) then finally the last screw opposite the 3rd screw. repeat til all screws are screwed in completely for even pressure. Make sure the fans are very secure to the Heatsink and spinning at a medium rpm.
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The NH-C14 is mounted on a 2 Screw System and I just tried tighting them to no aval.

I guess I try the lower RPMs and run some test that way, but I am not looking forward to putting on a new backplate because I will have to remove the MB and I'm a little sick of reassembling this build.
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Just lower the fan rpm then and make sure the fans are extra secure. Maybe invest in some anti vibration pads for the fans. Also ensure everything in the PC inclusing side panels is very secure.
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So I switched out the fan controller so the CPU fan spin at 900 RPM that seems to have fixed the heat sink vibrating, but one of the top 200mm out take fans is clicking now...

Just my luck.
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Originally Posted by Bobicon View Post
So I switched out the fan controller so the CPU fan spin at 900 RPM that seems to have fixed the heat sink vibrating, but one of the top 200mm out take fans is clicking now...

Just my luck.
Make sure nothing is obstructing it. Make sure it's secure. My fans also click, but after an hour or so, my rig just goes silent! It's so noisy at first til it's all warmed up.

rep for fixing the vibration.
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post #7 of 10
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No, I'm pretty sure it is the just the fan I saw under the reviews that some other people had some problems with these fans clicking and I stopped the fan manually with a finger while it was running and it still clicked it only stopped when I unplugged the fan.

Also temps aren't that bad with a 25% RPM reduce, I am at 30C idle and 43C load while I was at 26C idle and 37C load.

Still in a good range though.

Also what is the CPU temp on speed fan again I forgot the different between core temp and temp1

I think temp1 is the first CPU while core is the CPU as a whole correct?

EDIT: figured it out core temp is CPU temp as a whole and Temp1 is AUX temp now my only question is what is the AUX temp.
Edited by Bobicon - 4/17/11 at 7:19pm
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It has bad bearings. You can either a. RMA it, or b. disassemble it and relube the bearings.
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It has bad bearings. You can either a. RMA it, or b. disassemble it and relube the bearings.
I would rather RMA just because I don't want to void the warranty, but I am also guessing it is the bearings.
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I would rather RMA just because I don't want to void the warranty, but I am also guessing it is the bearings.
Ya they have been having bearing problems the past month with their fans. I recently learned that Scythe fans(i think thats what kind of fan is on that cooler) are made by a company called Nidec and Nidec makes AMAZING fans!
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