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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:58 pm 
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Sometime ago I read the article in SPCR about Enermax fan replacing and sounded too familiar for me. I proceeded to replace the GlobeFan by a Papst, because (all of you know yet) it's sooooo hard to find Panaflos here in Spain.

So I came here, to the forums, and read that Papst fans has an annoying 'click'. Well, my system now has a noticeable 'click' which sounds about every half hour. I thought it was the hdd (danger! hdd clicking!) but now I know about fan clicking, I am not sure.

Any one in the forums could explain which kind of 'click' is meant to be? Could you describe the audible signal of such a 'click'? Is it a single click after a long period of time? A continuous clicking?

Thank you very much.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:31 am 
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I happen to have a lot of PAPST fans and I have *never* heard a single click.


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If you listen at a distance, it sounds like a bit like buzz -- bzzzzzz. As you get closer, especially at reduced voltage, you can make out the tic-tic-tic-tic-tic-tic-tic-tic... It is continuous. Lots of people have heard it. I don;t know whether it goes away after use; I am not interested in listening to it for however many weeks it takes. I wish I could hear one that doesn't make this noise!

It's not every half hour, whatever that is.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 4:05 am 
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Oh, thanks. Now I understand. I'd better take care of my hdd. I don't like this 'click' in my system at all.


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The click is also something not showing up on either dBa measurements or spectrum analysises. I have a Global Win cooler, CBK-II58, slightly undervolted, which is measured at 25 dB, on my 1700+. I also use the 12 db rated Papst 80mm fan on my other machine, a k6-2 500. And I find the Papst tic-tic-tic-tic very annoying, compared with the lush woooosh on my Global Win one. So there you go.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2003 4:24 am 
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FFS! I can't hear it! *puts his ear against his case -- shutds down the harddisk* Honestly people .. it's not there.


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But it is! :o

Maybe it's different from Papst to Papst, maybe I've been unlucky then.


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Maybe there is a difference between papst and as i
sometimes read pabst?


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I don't have a Pabst, but I've heard clicking like that from sleeve bearing fans, and since the noise always disappeared when I positioned the fan horizontally, I think the shaft is bouncing back and forth. I've usually been able to eliminate the clicking by changing the plastic washers or adding an extra one to one end.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 4:15 am 
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Spike wrote:
Maybe there is a difference between papst and as i
sometimes read pabst?


It ist Papst. Dr. Pabst is the founder of tomshardware.


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Spike wrote:
Maybe there is a difference between papst and as i
sometimes read pabst?


Indeed there is: Papst is a german fan manufacturer, while Papst is low-cost/low-quality american beer. The favored drink of frat boys everywhere.

Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer


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"Heineken? Heineken are for sissies! Papst! Blue! Ribbon!"

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if you only get a clicking noise every hour or so then maybe it's an internal ADSL modem, or some other kind of network device re-establishing a conection?

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