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arctic silencer fan rotating the wrong way...

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by SidewinderINC, 17 Jan 2006.

  1. SidewinderINC

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,213

    Location: Dartford, Kent

    Hi all, just noticed something with my lovely graphics card... the fan on the arctic silencer seems to be drawing air in from the wrong direction...

    which way is it meant to go? i was always under the impression that it is meant to draw air into the fan and then push it along the fins and out through the back of the case...

    mine is doing it the other way, ive tried reversing the power lead, but then the fan didnt spin up at all.

    am i being stupid, or is it meant to be going the other way?

    Cheers

    S,INC
     
  2. lay-z-boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 9,231

    Location: Nantwich

    What card do you have, mate?
     
  3. SidewinderINC

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,213

    Location: Dartford, Kent

    6800GT AGP version
     
  4. lay-z-boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 9,231

    Location: Nantwich

    Mate, it should be drawing air into the fan and exhausting it out the back of your pc, if it isnt then i would be confused as to how it isnt.
     
  5. SidewinderINC

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,213

    Location: Dartford, Kent

    heh, its definately going the wrong way then... and the fan didnt even move when i tried plugging it in "backwards" !

    i'm all after getting one of the VF700's anyways, so this is a good a time as any i guess...
     
  6. lay-z-boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 9,231

    Location: Nantwich

    very good coolers, however they are not quiet like the arctic cooler.

    at 5v they are still audable. :)
     
  7. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

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    Location: Tosche Station

    VF700 > * atm
     
  8. SidewinderINC

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,213

    Location: Dartford, Kent

    this is really annoying now :(

    my 6800GT is idling at 60 degrees, at stock speeds!

    i dont have the standard cooler anymore, grr :(
     
  9. Logsi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Oct 2005

    Posts: 10,400

    Location: Kernow

    I got the Fatal1ty Zalman and its amazing, great cooler and very quite at 5v.
     
  10. daviec

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Sep 2003

    Posts: 168

    I fancy one of the Fatal1ty coolers.
     
  11. Logsi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Oct 2005

    Posts: 10,400

    Location: Kernow

    There excellent coolers, mines on 5v barely audible from my experience. Got my card overclocked to 580/580 from 520/560 and it stays at 32*C idle and 50*C under load with 12v its more like 40*C max
     
  12. JonnyGLC

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 3,125

    Location: Manchester

    I can't hear it at all =\
     
  13. p4radox

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Oct 2004

    Posts: 10,767

    Location: Prague

    No way, i have to disagree. I've plugged that fan an into a 5V source without a PC to mask the noise and I couldn't hear it unless my ear was about an inch away! You must have a duff one or something.
     
  14. DanMc07

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,041

    I have the fatality, and in no way can you hear it at 5v. Its no doubt a great cooler
     
  15. Amps

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Mar 2003

    Posts: 2,652

    Location: Scotland

    From the AC website
    Which direction should the fan rotate?
    The fan of all ATI or NV Silencer coolers should rotate clockwise.
    Since a diagonal fan is used, the air is drawn in in a twister. This gives you the feeling of blowing air. Nevertheless the cooler is drawing air out of the case, even it is not a big amount.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. SidewinderINC

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,213

    Location: Dartford, Kent

    ^ well that explains some of the mystery... it is actually going the right way ;)

    but it doesnt explain the mystery of my 6800GT being at 60 degrees idle, at stock speeds... when only last week it was much better.. ive tried reseating the cooler to no avail, and its not got dust in it :confused:
     
  17. lay-z-boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

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    Location: Nantwich

    My ear is about 1m away, i dont use a case. :p
     
  18. DaZzZa

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,618

    Location: Peterlee

    remount the cooler and make the back screws tight
    kinda easy to not tighten them enough

    i am 42c idle atm with my ac on a 6800gt
     
  19. SidewinderINC

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,213

    Location: Dartford, Kent

    they canee go any tighter cap'n!
     
  20. DaZzZa

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,618

    Location: Peterlee

    hmm it must have bad contact somewhere,... is the gpu concaved or convexed?
    have you left the shim on?

    i left my shim (crushed last gfx card with a cpu cooler :( ) on but yours might be sticking up abit to much