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fop 38 any tips

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Dec 29, 2000
still waiting for my baby to arrive. i hope it coolz as it's said. i heard it's darn loud can i do something about it? any tips handling with this hsf?
Just need some thermal compound and a little arm strength.
I upgraded to using the FOP 38. I works really good,It is the fasted fan that I have seen that size. I did find it very noisy at first but it seemed to quiet down after a couple of days. You also start to get use to it, I think. My board was showing the fans rpm at 6900 and then after a couple of days it was clocking at 7090.

You have to be real careful when clipping it on. The clip is way to tight. It might be a good idea to take a bit of tension off of the clip. I had to use a combination of a small pair of needle nose pliers and my fingers to get it on. Very TIGHT!!
If it does not come with grease you should definitly get some.