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    Something ironic happened today....

    Well, I was sat on my PC, doing video editing, for class. And my desktop goes POP!! And then the whole tower starts vibrating quite badly, and I come to save my work, and shut off the computer, and the whole PC is locked up. So I force the system off, with the button on the PSU. Opened up the case to find my front 140mm intake fan had exploded! Sending charades of plastic all over the interior of the computer, and I noticed one RAM stick is severely damaged.

    This comes less than a day after saying I wanted to upgrade my RAM.... How ironic is this?

    I have got some temporary RAM borrowed from my Dads PC until my new stuff gets here, but this is a complete new thing to me! Has anyone else had or even heard of a fan exploding while in use?

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    Everything else OK?...was it "just" a bearing or did a blade fall off?
    Last edited by Gareth; 08-10-2009 at 15:07. Reason: I edited the wrong post, lol
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    Everything else, luckily is fine =) It was just two blades which fell off. Just before it happened, the fan was spinning at its max RPM, which is 1550rpm.
    Last edited by Gareth; 08-10-2009 at 15:08. Reason: Sorry for accidentally clicking edit on your post Grumpy =)

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    It looks like both have came off at the exact same spot.

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    Wow! ...still, could have been worse.....could have been a Delta

    What make is that one??
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    Its a NZXT fan, it came with the Whisper case review.

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    How can the blades fall off by itself, unless it's really poor craftmanship?

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    I have no idea at all, unless the motherboard controller told it to spin up faster than recommended, which seems unlikely? I think it must be down to stress?

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    Glad there is no other damage except the ram.
    But if it is a front mounted intake fan how the hell would the fins stay intact and get past the HD cage to damage the ram?

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    The HDDs are in the lower chamber, the optical drives were under the fan, so there was just nothing there at all, just a clear tunnel for them to pass through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth View Post
    The HDDs are in the lower chamber, the optical drives were under the fan, so there was just nothing there at all, just a clear tunnel for them to pass through.
    ok that makes sense then. i was thinking of the more conventional setup of intake fan at front and bottom of the case... :$

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    I once accidentally moved my finger too close to a fan, hit a blade full-on, snapped the blade right off and it went flying.

    Thankfully didn't break my finger (hurt like a *#&^%@! though, but the fan was toast to say the least.

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