I have a Hyper 212+ on my i5 3570k. I have the stock fan and an additional CM Blue LED 69 cfm fan on the cooler, both plugged into cpu fan headers on my ASRock z77 extreme4. They are running at full speed which is quite load. I tried to turn them down in the BIOS, when I did it caused a weird vibrating on my table, so i revert back to full speed.
Can anyone tell me how to throttle down my fans please?
It sounds like what you did was the right thing to do, it's just that one or both of the fans develops a vibration at low speeds. There's really not anything you can do about that except replace them if it annoys you enough.
It is quite loud at full speed. The vibrations did not "rock" my table, but I felt them while using my mouse and when I had my elbow on the table.
I downloaded AXTU, thanks for that tip. When I turned the fans down to power level 5, that vibrating started again. I turned it to 4 and it reduced it more. Now I am at 3 and I don't believe I feel it at all, and the fan is not as loud anymore. Thanks guys. Hopefully this wont hit my temps too hard.
I am thinking of buying some new, matching fans for my hyper 212+ so i can run them at higher speeds and quietly. I am thinking about getting a pair for the corsair SP120s. Any better suggestions? I need to order them today cause I have a 20% off code from newegg.com.
I took off the extra fan and am now running the stock fan in push. I am still getting some vibration problems, only between 60%-90% now tho instead of 40%-90%. I dont know what the problem is. But I am getting good temps and low noise so I guess I am fine. I assume that it may be the way I attached the foam anti noise/vibration pads. I put them over the screws that go into the fan mounts.
The heatsink was tightened until the screwed stopped. Same thing with the screws that holds the fan mounts in. One thing that does concern me is that even though I have tighted the heatsink until the screws would need extra force to turn. The heatsink, if pushed hard enough will twist a little bit. I am still getting great temps, but maybe that might be some of the vibration. I dont see it moving inside the case any though.