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Coolmaster LED's and a few other Q's...

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PCGUY112887

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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-999-051&depa=0
I have 2 of these fans, and the one I have in the back of my case flickers. Not all 4 of the LED's do it, just the corner one. It just kinda flickers, and if i turn the fan down with the fan controler that LED goes out totally. I don't think it's worth RMA'ing it just for the little fan, but any ideas on how to get it "non flickering"? (aside from replaceing the LED).

O and another question, right now I am running stock and my idle temp is 33*C-35*C, how is that? Usually I hear of temps on here reported after OC'ing so i'm unsure.

And ANOTHER question, has anyone heard of a NF7-S just going BEEP beep BEEP beep then shutting down? I opened Hmonitor on a fresh install, and my mobo did that and just shut down. It's supposed to be for overheating and voltages way out of spec, but their not... I will try to open Hmonitor again later I am in the middle of some d/l's right now and I don't want to risk stopping them again.
 

Cerberus2k7

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Throw it against the wall? :p seriously, for the fan, I would say try pressing the LED back farther into the casing. It might not be making good contact with the wire.
 

mtb856

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Well, he mentioned that the leds flicker when he turns down the fans with the rheostat... and I'm guessing that b/c the leds get power from the same place as the fan, as you increase the resistance in the rheo. you're decreasing the voltage into the leds as well as the fan and that they're flickering like a flash light when the battery's going out. Just my 2 cents worth.

BTW, that isn't a bad idle at all... most people have idle temps in the 40°C with stock cooling, so you're not doing bad. You could get better with a lapping job, just read up on it, and see what you think. It should lower your load temps by at least a few degrees.
 
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PCGUY112887

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Lapping just seems like too much work for just a few degrees, but if I get bord I will try it. And the fan flickers even on full speed, when I turn it down to about 1600RPM's it just totally goes out. And are you talking about the ABIT beep codes, or someone else has posted about it? Either way I will loko around.

Thx :)
 

mtb856

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Yeah, then it might be the wires not making full contact. Mine flicker when I take it down to 7V, really kind of annoying.... I don't think I'll buy led fans again. I'll just stick with the fans with CCFL's on them, very bright and the ccfl is powered seperately, so no flickering :D