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Aerocool F6XT noise problem

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January 29, 2013 3:26:04 PM

I have had the Aerocool F6XT fan controller for around a year now and when i put the fans on the minimum setting it makes this noise from the fans that are really annoying. i have recently bought some speed reduction cables but it is still making the noise. The fans that I have are the coolmaster sickleflow 120mm fans.
does anyone know how to fix this problem?

i have tried the exact voltages when plugging the fans into the motherboard and it does not make the noise
January 29, 2013 4:06:36 PM

for the fan controller to work does the conector have to have 3 pins or 2? on the 3pin to molex it only contains 2 pins.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 29, 2013 4:11:34 PM

Is the noise the fan itself or the fan vibrating against the case?
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January 29, 2013 4:14:14 PM

the case and the motor i think but the noise does not occur when the setting is on max.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 29, 2013 6:25:20 PM

It is a physical/mechanical sounding noise or more of an electrical one?
January 29, 2013 8:09:29 PM

a b B Homebuilt system
January 29, 2013 8:23:03 PM

Sounds to me like it is faulty fans, probably nothing wrong with the controller. Maybe a loose bearing or something. I would consider replacing the fans.
January 30, 2013 1:38:29 PM

would rubber screw things work as well?
a b B Homebuilt system
January 30, 2013 1:42:57 PM

They will stop it vibrating against the case too much but they are not going to help if something is loose and the blades are vibrating against the motor/frame.
January 30, 2013 1:57:57 PM

then how come at the same speeds the fans do not make the noise when they are plugged into the mother board
a b B Homebuilt system
January 30, 2013 3:50:41 PM

Hmm, that's very weird. In that case, it might be the fan controller. Don't quite see how that's possible though. A fan controller should should feed a voltage to the fan, higher volts = higher speed. I don't understand how it could cause a fan to vibrate. Have you made sure none of the wires are getting stuck in the fans?
January 30, 2013 4:43:37 PM

there are definately no wires in the fans. Could the 3 pin to molex adaptor effect this problem?
a b B Homebuilt system
January 30, 2013 4:52:49 PM

I honestly don't know at this point. If it's a physical/mechanical sound, I don't understand how the controller/cables could be the problem.
January 30, 2013 5:59:29 PM

would the controller need the third pin because the adaptors only have 2?
a b B Homebuilt system
January 30, 2013 6:14:47 PM

Maybe but I don't see how that would cause any abnormal sounds.
January 30, 2013 6:18:31 PM

should i send u the sounds? if it helps some how
a b B Homebuilt system
January 30, 2013 6:51:34 PM

Don't know if it's worth it, won't be able to hear it in a recording very well. Not sure if I can help on this one man, sorry. Exhausted my knowledge now I think.
January 30, 2013 7:25:42 PM

thanks for trying anyway