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Cooling CPU Fan (Intermittently) Spinning Very Slowly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by james-milligan, 19 Sep 2016.

  1. james-milligan

    james-milligan Member

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    Hi All,

    Recently my Gelid Tranquillo fan has stopped spinning properly, frequently causing a BIOS alarm. The fan either spins as normal (not very often), or the RPMs drop down to maybe 100 or so. I rebuilt my rig to clean it all out, partially hoping that dust had something to do with the problem but it didn't help :(

    I have tried plugging a stock cooler fan into my P8P67 Pro board and that fan spins fine, so I'm guessing my fan is just broken! Can I just order any 120mm PWM fan and stick it on the front of my Gelid heatsink? Any other ideas/recommendations?

    Thanks in advance!

    James
     
  2. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Any fan will do to be honest. The chances are that the fan is a little worn out as it is quite old by the sounds of it.
     
  3. james-milligan

    james-milligan Member

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    So you reckon just order any 120mm fan off scan or wherever? Any recommendations for a moderately priced, quiet fan I could use?
     
  4. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Maybe go for one geared towards static pressure rather than air flow. But yeah, any pwm fan will do the job. Noctua tend to be a favoured brand, but they are expensive and tend to be ugly.
     
  5. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Yeah a static pressure job would be your best bet! The EK Vardar ones are supposed to be good!
     
  6. james-milligan

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    Okay, I shall have a browse. Thanks guys!
     

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