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CoolerMaster V8 clicking/flapping

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March 2, 2013 7:44:17 PM

My CoolerMaster V8 is making a flapping noise. This started recently. My temperatures seem to be alright. I'm using an i5 750 at standard speed, and I get ~55-60 C while gaming, or using intense applications, and it's about 35 C idle. However, it can get to ~ 80 C during Intel Burn Tests, but I'm personally not concerned about that since I don't do anything that intensive and during the most extreme of my day to day activities it stays around 65 C.

So, my question is, is this noise harmless or an early sign that my fan is failing? Should I get a new one ASAP or wait and see? It just past its warranty (:( :( :( ) so I need to make sure it needs to be replaced before I do.

It sounds like its barely hitting something but due to the design of the CoolerMaster V8, I can't see into it.
March 2, 2013 9:50:14 PM

clutchc said:
It sounds like the fan must be hitting something. That can't be good. Disassemble it and take a look. If you don't know how, here is a description: http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=10...


+1 I have this model of cooler and have also heard the ticking at 1 point. I am sure it is just something touching the fan. I took mine apart and took advantage of the opportunity to clean it. I never found what it was but when I reassembled it, the noise was gone. Also helped my temps about 2 degrees cels. If you want you could replace the fan with a cool led fan... just make sure it is a good quality silent fan with the same or higher speed.
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March 3, 2013 7:09:39 PM

Thank you so much for the information and the link. For some reason, I thought the V8 would be harder to crack open then that.

Well, I cracked her open and saw nothing hitting it. The screws on the bottom seemed to be a bit lose (and at first I thought that was it) but when I squeeze them together they still make the noise and the fan doesn't seem to be vibrating that much to cause that noise. However, there were only two (one each on top and bottom) when it looks like there should be four (two each top and bottom). This was put together by CyberPowerPC so I don't know. The screws are impossible to reach though with the case on and they've obviously been that way for the past three years.

I'll probably need to replace the fan. What would be a good replacement? I need the bare minimum to keep the CPU cool, achieve its maximum life, and be fairly quiet. I don't plan on doing any overclocking.
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March 3, 2013 7:30:51 PM

http://www.xoxide.com/coolermaster-r4-120mmfan-red.html

http://www.xoxide.com/xigmaetk-xlf-f1254-120mm-ledcasef...

http://www.xoxide.com/cooler-master-excalibur-120mm.htm...

http://www.xoxide.com/coolermaster-smokegray-120mmfan.h...

http://www.xoxide.com/noiseblocker-nbmultiframem12-s3hs...

Thee are a few I picked out from one of my favorite modding sites. There are many to choose from... Just make sure that the fan dimmensions are 120x120x25mm
and make sure that the fan can reach a maximum of 1800 rpm or more. look for dba noise level as low as possible. I think these were around 19-20 dba. look for long life bearings. I was partial to an led fan to highlight my led lit case...lol


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March 3, 2013 7:42:06 PM

+1^
Excellent advice. And good choices from low cost to higher cost.
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March 3, 2013 7:50:37 PM

clutchc said:
+1^
Excellent advice. And good choices from low cost to higher cost.


thanx clutch
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March 3, 2013 8:33:54 PM

EDIT: Few quick questions:

1) You said it needs to be 1800 RPM maximum or more, yet one or two of your links has 1500 as its maximum. Is that okay?

2) Does the CFM matter much? Should I try to maximum CFM per dollar?


Thank you both, you have been extraordinary helpful.

Does this forum have some kind of reward system that I can +1 you for?
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March 3, 2013 8:40:58 PM

Chris8282 said:
Thank you both, you have been extraordinary helpful.

Does this forum have some kind of reward system that I can +1 you for?


You can choose a best answer and it will consider the querry solved... It gives us forum points and upgrades our badges!
Good luck. Also consider buying a new tube of thermal paste when you buy the fan so you wont be as aprehensive about removing your cooler from the cpu!
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March 3, 2013 8:45:19 PM

I don't need the points. I'm just happy to not be an 'addict' anymore. :lol: 
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March 3, 2013 8:51:50 PM

clutchc said:
I don't need the points. I'm just happy to not be an 'addict' anymore. :lol: 



lol.. I feel like an addict sometimes! I sometimes enjoy this more than gaming. I think it is more rewarding!!!
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March 3, 2013 8:54:51 PM

Yeah if I listed a 1500 rpm max speed I am sorry. The cooler will try to spin it faster when needed and it really should be rated as 1800 or faster...
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March 3, 2013 9:27:51 PM

Best answer selected by Chris8282.
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March 3, 2013 10:28:59 PM

Why would I need thermal paste? The link I looked at seemed to sound as if I could leave the heatsink on and all I needed to do was snap the new fan into the place of the old one. That's the way it seemed when I looked into it.

Sorry for the extra, just want to make sure I get everything before I order :D 
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March 3, 2013 10:33:20 PM

Chris8282 said:
Why would I need thermal paste? The link I looked at seemed to sound as if I could leave the heatsink on and all I needed to do was snap the new fan into the place of the old one. That's the way it seemed when I looked into it.

Sorry for the extra, just want to make sure I get everything before I order :D 


Oh. Sorry, I thought you had mentioned not being able to get to it without removal. As I looked back through the thread it seems you were sayin that maybe cyberpower left out the two screws because they were t hard to reach in the case. It would not be a bad idea to put the two screws in when you get the new fan...if possible
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March 3, 2013 11:12:04 PM

Yeah, I'm going to put the two new screws in, might as well since I'm there.

Just wanted to make sure, thank you so much again. I didn't know you could just replace the fan and not the whole combo. You both saved me a decent amount of money, thank you again.
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