Hyper 212 Plus heat sink and clicking fan - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-23-2011, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 533
Default Hyper 212 Plus heat sink and clicking fan

Hello all, I just did a new build using a Hyper 212 Cooler Master heat sink, temps are great but a week after running the build the fan started making clicking noise. It sounded more like a failing hard disk, like popping, but after removing the fan and spinning it with my fingers it is definitely the heat sink fan. The thing is, it has a 4 pin connector to the motherboard and I have about 5 extra 120mm fans that are all 3 pin. The sound is driving me nuts and it is likely a bearing and the fan will eventually die. So my question is can I use a standard 120mm fan and just power it from one of the motherboard 3 pin connectors? Or do I need to get a 4-pin replacement fan ordered ASAP. Temps are under 38c almost all the time. Fan speed is running at around 2500rpm.

Any help or tips appreciated.
__________________

__________________
Q6600 @ 2.66
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
4GB XMS2 Corsair Ram
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Evga 275 GTX
500GB Seagate Sata 2 HDD
250GB Western SATA2 HDD
Corsair 850TX Power Supply
Cooler Master Centurion 5 case
Samsung 2693HM 26" LCD
Microsoft Keyboard
Logitech MX518 Mouse
Geek Squad 875VA Back-UP UPS
Windows XP SP3
Raphael Argus is offline  
Old 05-23-2011, 06:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: asdf
Posts: 8,887
Default Re: Hyper 212 Plus heat sink and clicking fan

Be cautious of the current the fan draws, too much and you will pop the circuit on the motherboard. Look in your motherboard manual to see if you can use a 3 pin fan, the 4 pin is for PWM fans. But, 3 pin connections normally work fine as long as the board can supply the power to the fan.
__________________

c0rr0sive is offline  
Old 05-24-2011, 12:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3,079
Default Re: Hyper 212 Plus heat sink and clicking fan

Check with Cooler Master...they might send you a new fan if you just bought this cooler
Joe C is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heat sink help almostcrimes System Upgrades 2 08-26-2006 01:56 AM
Need a new heat sink Lukin System Upgrades 4 11-08-2005 03:39 AM
heat sink won't fit? SSB Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 09-30-2005 07:19 PM
Need a new heat sink mystikast Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 5 02-17-2005 10:55 AM
heat sink & fan adamhic Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 2 08-09-2004 04:54 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.