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    Question Thermaltake led case fans causing instability issues?

    I installed 2 thermaltake led case fans a few weeks ago and have noticed some system instability issues that I traced back to the fans but I am unsure how or why it is happening. Basically anytime you touched or bumped the case, the computer would reboot. Sometimes even stepping too hard on the floor near the case was eblnough to cause it. It was not temp related because I ran prime95 for several minutes with no issues. Once I unplugged the fans the computer had no further issues...I pushed the case, tipped it, spun it around, picked it up, smacked it...nothing. No reboots, nothing. Played games for several hours, no issues...

    I had the fans connected directly to the mobo, wondering if connecting directly to power supply would make a diference...not sure if it could be psu related, but doesn't seem likely as those can only be pulling minimal loads compared to graphics card and cpu...whatever the reason with those unplugged system is stable as a rock again.

    Current psu is enermax 500 modular, have ocz modxstream 700 pro psu I haven't installed yet, so if it is psu related its not really a big deal...

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    Default Re: Thermaltake led case fans causing instability issues?

    It sounds like there is an intermittent electrical short circuit, probably with one of the cooling fans or the fan wires. Your power supply might be shutting off when the over current protection (OCP) kicks in. Connecting the fans directly to the psu might fix the problem if the fan wires were causing a temporary short circuit. It is unlikely (but possible) that the problem is with one of the fan headers on your motherboard.

    Check all the electrical cables and try to reroute any cables that are resting against the computer case or motherboard. It's possible that you temporarily fixed a problem with a different cable when you disconnected the fan wires.
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    Default Re: Thermaltake led case fans causing instability issues?

    seems to be an echo in this chat room

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    Default Re: Thermaltake led case fans causing instability issues?

    Echo has already been silenced, user has been banned and similar posts have been deleted.
    PM one of the moderators with a link to the offending post if you see similar garbage repetitive posts in forum threads.
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    Default Re: Thermaltake led case fans causing instability issues?

    np.will do

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