Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Hardware and Technology > Cases & Cooling

· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· AMD Video Cards
· Nvidia
· Displays
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Home and Garden
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2015
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions

Thread Tools
Old 11-23-2012, 03:23 AM   #1
Senior Member
dkm777's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania, Europe
Posts: 528
Default Enermax T.B. Silence strange noise

Hi everybody,

I didn't like having to run a resistor to slow my intake fans down, so I bought a couple of Enermax T.B. Silence 12s. Performance wise at 900RPM they are just right - Fractal Design Define R3 has restrictive intakes and it doesn't make sense to have high RPM monsters there. But after a while I noticed that a strange ticking-like noise is coming from my PC. I tried the good old "stop the fan with your fingers without having them cut off" trick and found that when both T.B. Silences are running I get the noise, but with just one running it goes away. I tried cleaning and lubricating the bearings and they no longer make noise when spinning the blades with my fingers, but when running under power the noise is still there. Do I have bad motors or is it just the way these fans are? I went through my fair share of fans and found that low-RPM fans tend to have louder motors.

dkm777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 06:15 AM   #2
Blain's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Hinterland
Posts: 23,627

Originally Posted by dkm777 View Post
Hi everybody,

I didn't like having to run a resistor to slow my intake fans down, so I bought a couple of Enermax T.B. Silence 12s.
Using resistance isn't the only method available to slow fan rpm down.
Depending on the fan, undervolting can also be used for fan rpm control.
Have you tried dropping the voltage down to 7v?
Yes, you'll lose your job.
But in the long run it will be better for you and your neighbors... Trust me
Blain is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

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

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Alpha 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.