Hello! So today I decided to dig around in my PC and try to fix this noisy fan for the sake of it..
So to start us off, here's a little background-
The PC is a CyperPower Gamer Xtreme model, whatever model it is, I think it's actually retired, which would explain a lot..
Now, the PC came with two fans to start. Both of them were the same kind, and surely, both of them are equally as cheap!
The first fan, the one located at the back of the case, died in about 1-2 years. To define "died," the fan started making intolerable noises, and on top of that, a major loss of air flow and consistency.
After a time, the same thing started to happen to the fan in front of the case.
Now, this is what I don't get..
They also put a fan in the back of the case, but it's extremely hard to get to. Meaning, it'd be nearly impossible for me to take a screwdriver and get it out of there, because with how the case is build, that fan is extremely hard to get to.. it almost doesn't even seem logically possible for me to get it out of the position that it's in due to a metal structure being in front of it.
Now here's my question, so firstly, when that fan DID run, it ran at a very, very low RPM. I watch it through the see-through case (which is the only good thing about the PC's case) run at a very slow speeds, if at all.. the hardest problem was it's intolerable grumbling sounds it produced.
So I had enough! I decided to dig around and find the cable for that fan specifically. And lucky enough, I found just that. So I decided to experiment and unplug the cable to see if the power transferring over to the fan stopped, and indeed it did.
So right now I'm using this computer with no functioning fan at the back of the case, but there are the two highly functional ones near the front. The processor fan, and the regulated case fan.
My question comes in two segments:
My first question being, when I unplugged the fan's cable, it left a 4-pin connector just lying around on the back of the case. I just wondered if that's a potential hazard for a fire or something, although I have seen another one of those connectors lying around, but it was the opposing side. (if that makes any sense at all..) Basically one of those 4-pin connectors with one cable already connected to it, leaving only the side with the little circle-shaped attachments.
I just don't want to start a fire, lol.
The other part of the question is, is there any hazard for there being no functionality to that other fan? I'm thinking no, because for the longest time the computer's been fine, not hot at all, due to that new case fan I got. And, when that case fan DID run, it ran minimal. Hardly any RPM's at all, so I'm thinking it wasn't even doing what it was supposed to be doing.
I hope I provided enough information, but if I didn't please comment back and I'll surely supply you with any information you need, to the best of my ability. Thanks a bunch for reading! Sorry for the long, wordy message..
Edited by ComputerGuy1500, 03 May 2018 - 11:16 AM.