CPU fan dying....

By on February 18, 2013 6:58:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Jafo

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Well...I guess it takes/took 10 days or so of over 30c weather... but after x years of almost permanent running my V8 Coolermaster fan decided to bugger off and go troppo.

It's not like it was ever an issue.....until a shutdown/reboot ...cos I never shutdown.....

But then silly old me did.

So the fan said time for a holiday and shut up shop.

I got it kick-started one time with some compressed air and a poking or three....

...but today it said 'no way, Jose,  find some other poor sucker..'  [or in this case....blower].

Fortunatement I'd had a wee chat with yrag and he'd suggested a spiffy thing made by Noctua....yes, wait for it.....

...a FAN.

So I had just received a pair of 'em just this same day....fortuitous or what?

Now....my system was still failing to boot....BIOS having a hissy-fit that the CPU fan was having 'issues' namely it was AWOL.

So....not to be outdone I unplugged the fan from the V8 and plugged in the new trendy NF-F12 and figured...hey, no sweat...I'll just plonk it on top of the V8....it can do its blowing from there.....

And the system is a happy chappy....as I type this....fan hanging half out of the case....temps on average DOWN 6c.

Who needs to fit the thing actually INTO-THE-COOLER?

System won't know itself when I put both of them in.....PROPERLY....

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February 18, 2013 7:00:03 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

A NF-F12 ....

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February 18, 2013 7:30:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Weren't you just referring to expansion cards that took up a city block! Who came up with the color scheme I wonder?

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February 18, 2013 7:40:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Colour's meaningless...it's not exactly visible inside the V8 and inside the case.  Prime concern was/is that it works....and since it's just plonked on top of the cooler with the old-dead fan still festering inside....but doing a better job of it....all's well...

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February 18, 2013 8:01:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

noctua fans are butt ugly but are some of the very best performing fans you can buy. if they were black, i'd be using them but i now have 5 corsair fans (4 x 140mm, 1 x 120mm) in my case, that coolermaster v8 still looks like a beast though, doesn't it? i still have mine in a box around here somewhere.

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February 18, 2013 8:30:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

An excellent brand... should last a while. That heat you're having is a killer, though.

Just to cheer you up...

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February 18, 2013 11:12:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

System won't know itself when I put both of them in.....PROPERLY.

Yeah, I've got two fans on my Thermaltake FrioOCK cooler... keeps things beautifully cool, and is quiet.

It's similar to the V8 cooler in various ways but a tad cheaper... and being I have several Thermaltake components in/on this build it made sense to go with that flow.

 

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February 18, 2013 11:22:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I had to order a new rear case fan this week, it has been howling when cold since last winter. I guess it's to be expected as I seldom shut my rig off so it's seen continuous duty since 2009. When/if the CPU fan goes, I plan on upgrading the cooler from the stock AMD unit.

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February 18, 2013 11:23:03 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

That's a pretty big fan dude. Is it organically powered?

 

running away really fast

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February 18, 2013 11:57:29 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting MadDeez,
i now have 5 corsair fans (4 x 140mm, 1 x 120mm)

I have now got 6 fans in my case [not counting the CPU/GPU/PSU fans]....  3 x 140mm [2 top and 1 side] 3 x 120mm [1 front. 1 bottom and 1 rear].   Now I know that you don't like Thermaltake products, John, but these Thermaltake fans are quiet and have been reliable.  I've not had an issue with any of them, so will likely add a couple more to Shaunna's case before next Summer.  As her rig is making some noise I'm planning to replace her current fans, while adding one to the front and another on top

I also have a Corsair Dominator 3 fan cooler for my RAM....

And no, my Rig isn't noisy.  I can hear Shaunna's from across the room over mine, which is right beside me. I do hear the RAM cooler at boot, but only while it is spinning up.  After that my case s relatively quiet.  Oh, and I now have an AMD FX8350 x8 @ 4.0ghz in my Windows 8 rig, and like WOW, it sure has flown since.  I did have an AMD FX8170 in it, but this beasty leaves that in its wake.

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February 18, 2013 12:22:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Don't these coolers work best when the CPU is properly sealed to the cooling unit?  I'd consider finishing the job right.  Though I would have to take it to the shop for a job like replacing the heatsink and cooler.

But you say it's cooling the CPU well?

If so you got lucky.

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February 18, 2013 12:22:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

starkers, i have one of those corsair cooling systems for my ram, too. i got it when i bought my dominator ram way back when. i never used that cooler, tho. i still have that ram and fan in a box somewhere, i'm sure. it was an 8 gb kit, i think. blue heatsinks for the ram were ordered from corsair to replace the black heatsinks that came on the sticks. i have been using corsair vengeance ram for around 18 months or so. and you're right, i do not care for thermaltake stuff. they work, i know, but i prefer to go other routes with my rig. as much as you are a fan of thermaltake, i am of corsair and asus. some folks rant about corsair and asus but i've always had great luck with them. to each their own, i guess

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February 18, 2013 12:23:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

My V8 is cool (pun intended). My seriously overclocked i7-920 rarely gets above 54°.

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February 18, 2013 12:37:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,
That's a pretty big fan dude. Is it organically powered?

Yeah, if you count the organic material [coal] dug out of the ground to power up the turbines that produce the electricity used to power it.

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February 18, 2013 12:46:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting MadDeez,
and you're right, i do not care for thermaltake stuff. they work, i know, but i prefer to go other routes with my rig. as much as you are a fan of thermaltake, i am of corsair and asus.

Yeah, I like AMD, Thermaltake and Gigabyte products, but I have stuff from Corsair and Asus and have been quite happy with it as well.

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February 18, 2013 1:19:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I don't get why people bother with desktop computers anymore. Find yourself a laptop with balls!

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February 18, 2013 1:22:39 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

... no point getting laptops if you ain't carrying it around.

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February 18, 2013 1:33:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting 2of3,
I don't get why people bother with desktop computers anymore. Find yourself a laptop with balls!

There isn't a laptop with balls big enough for my liking/needs.  I work with video [editing/converting, etc] and there's no way a laptop would let me convert one file while editing another, while moving others, while checking WC and emails, while listening to music.

Nope, I need desktop rig with plenty of CPU/GPU power and memory to burn.... like a 4.0ghz CPU, a GTX560Ti and 32 gigs of RAM.  Ain't never likely to find that in a portable device... ie, laptop.

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February 18, 2013 1:39:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting 2of3,
I don't get why people bother with desktop computers anymore. Find yourself a laptop with balls!
I can remove and replace any component in my tower in minutes, including the motherboard.........with the brand and/or model and grade of parts that I choose to use. Try that with your laptop.

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February 18, 2013 1:39:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

http://www.mpx.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=773103

 

i7 3630Qm (3 gen)

3.4 GHz

32gig RAM

128gig ssd + 1tb hdd

17" 1920x1080 (full HD)

 

That's better than most people's desktop PC

 

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February 18, 2013 1:42:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,
I can remove and replace any component in my tower in minutes, including the motherboard.........with the brand and/or model and grade of parts that I choose to use. Try that with your laptop.

Valid point....but I maintain that the desktop PC will be obsolete in a few years.

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February 18, 2013 1:44:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Noctua fan and coolers are pretty top notch in every aspect they cool and transport air pretty well, super quiet, and a warranty of 5 years- if it starts making noises ( IF ) ball bearings gather dust or things just dont work on silent level anymore you simply mail the customer support ( you dont even have to contact the retailer where you bought it from ) Noctua customer support is pretty awesome i had a problem once and told them that my fan was making noises and i need a replacement they said we will send you a new one and if it is arrived you can send us the old one... was pretty nice since i needed to work on that pc...
My cpu is cooled by a NH-D14 and i have amazing results in terms of cooling... 
replaced all Lian-Li fans with noctuas and i cant hear anything from my rig
some stats for geeks ( all fans run at 30%+- ) have a controller for each fan

 

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February 18, 2013 1:50:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Too funny Wizard. I just yesterday had my HP laptop cpu just fry and now my laptop is next to me in about 45 pieces, just to get it out. I am going to try the repair, but ain't holding my breath. A desktop pc, would have been done in five minutes!

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February 18, 2013 1:56:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

AS long as there are thieves in the world, and lazy employees, there will be destop pc's. To easy to steal a laptop and hide what your doing .

I wonder if anyone has ever run a laptop nonstop for a year even without it cooking everything in it. Desktops are still king.

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February 18, 2013 2:34:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting 2of3,
http://www.mpx.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=773103

 

i7 3630Qm (3 gen)

3.4 GHz

32gig RAM

128gig ssd + 1tb hdd

17" 1920x1080 (full HD)

 

That's better than most people's desktop PC

 

Impressive specs for a laptop, but it also looks like at a premium price, like considerably more than I paid for my desktop rig.  I looked it up and see it starts from $1699 AUD for the 16gb RAM model, so one could reasonably assume the 32gb model is $2000 plus... probably up aroud the $2500 mark.  My rig cost nowhere near that much, and at the end of the day, you're paying big money for portability that still doesn't match the power of a somewhat cheaper, high-end desktop PC.

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February 18, 2013 2:45:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Jafo you leave your system on all of the time? I couldn't do that. Stresses the components too much, and wastes power. 

Roloccolor what app is that?

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