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    Default Painting Fan of HeatSink

    If I were to spraypaint the fan on a heatsink (after removing it) would it have any negative effects? would the extra wait of the paint hurt the rpm? also, I assume regular spraypaint would be ok, right? Also, is it difficult to remove the fan from most HSFs?
    Case: Thermaltake Xaser III // Power Supply: Thermaltake Butterfly 480w // Motherboard: Chaintech 9CJS Zenith // Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 C // Heatsink: Vantec Aeroflow // Video Card: Asus 9600 XT // Harddrive: Western Digital Raptor 36.7 GB // DVD Burner: Pioneer DVR-A06 // Soundcard: Audigy 2 // Speakers: Logitech Z-680's

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    Default Re: Painting Fan of HeatSink

    Fans operate properly when they are built with equal weight distribution over all blade areas. When you introduce paint to the picture, it is very possible to knock the balance of a fan out of balance. This will cause it to not spin properly and very likely reducing the lifespan of the motor since it is not spinning properly.

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    Default Re: Painting Fan of HeatSink

    and we all know that it wouldn't be very good if your fan stops spinning while your OC'd barton 2500 mobile is running! I was afraid that could be the case, thank you for the advice.
    Case: Thermaltake Xaser III // Power Supply: Thermaltake Butterfly 480w // Motherboard: Chaintech 9CJS Zenith // Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 C // Heatsink: Vantec Aeroflow // Video Card: Asus 9600 XT // Harddrive: Western Digital Raptor 36.7 GB // DVD Burner: Pioneer DVR-A06 // Soundcard: Audigy 2 // Speakers: Logitech Z-680's

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    Default Re: Painting Fan of HeatSink

    / Harddrive: Western Digital Raptor 36.7 GB (overclocked to 42.5 gb)
    That is a joke, right?

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    Default Re: Painting Fan of HeatSink

    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    / Harddrive: Western Digital Raptor 36.7 GB (overclocked to 42.5 gb)
    That is a joke, right?
    Hey there is another example... you may remember that from the other place hey amd_man?
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    Default Re: Painting Fan of HeatSink

    Yeah yeah, got my 4.1 speakers OC'd to 8.2 100% OC!

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    Default Re: Painting Fan of HeatSink

    Yes its a joke! As is phasecahnge on my floppy
    Case: Thermaltake Xaser III // Power Supply: Thermaltake Butterfly 480w // Motherboard: Chaintech 9CJS Zenith // Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 C // Heatsink: Vantec Aeroflow // Video Card: Asus 9600 XT // Harddrive: Western Digital Raptor 36.7 GB // DVD Burner: Pioneer DVR-A06 // Soundcard: Audigy 2 // Speakers: Logitech Z-680's

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