Chrispy_ wrote:Evercool are fine, but cheap - so you'll likely run into the same problem eventually. All small high-rpm fans will have much shorter lifespans that what you're used to with bigger, slower fans.
See if you can source a fan from:
- Panasonic (Panaflo)
They may be harder to find, and slightly more expensive, but if you want something relaible these are the big names in long-life fans.
DPete27 wrote:I'm going to try suggestions for a new HSF assembly (you have a 30mm tall heatsink and a 10mm fan = 40mm total)
DPete27 wrote:Searching those heatsinks makes me wonder what the heck case you're using that you only have 40mm clearance. That's almost so short that you would need low-profile ram and wouldn't be wide enough for even an 80mm case fan. Please inform.
ludi wrote:You might have better luck installing the largest heatsink that will fit without a fan, and then adding some ducting so that the case ventilation fans pull air continuously through the sink assembly. OEM systems of this size will often have one fan only, or two at most, and use custom fabrication so that all or most of the case airflow gets pulled across the CPU heatsink at some point.
HorseIicious wrote:Sorry if I wasn't clear, but the total height of a HSF unit would have to be a maximum of 30mm total (combined heat sink and fan). My current Akasa unit is 29mm total height (heat stink itself [19mm] + fan [10mm] = 29mm).
DPete27 wrote:Sorry, I was looking at the Akasa site link that you provided in your OP and that says the heatsink is 29mm and the fan is 10mm (29+10 = 40mm...at least that was my interpretation)
That xigmatek heatsink I linked is 30mm without the fan. Perhaps you could do a passive solution with that, it's got heatpipes so it should cool much better than the heatsink you have now.
TwistedKestrel wrote:Are the two original fans just plain sleeve bearing types? You might be able to resurrect them by lubricating them with a light oil like 3-in-1. More info on this practice: http://www.dansdata.com/fanmaint.htm I have successfully employed this "technique" for many hard-to-replace DC fans.