Mac Pro 2006 fans replace

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Spacedust, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Spacedust macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone did that ? I found that's these are normal PC fans connected to some weird Apple converterts.

    My Mac Pro fans smell ugly, so I think I'm gonna replace them with something better like 12 cm Noctua fans.
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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  3. Spacedust thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's terrible. The worst is when you start your Mac and after a while all fans spins a little. YUCK :mad:

    It seems to be better when I cleaned everything.
     
  4. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    That's good. Those Mac Pros are real dust suckers. Is yours on the floor?
     
  5. Spacedust thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes
     
  6. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    You may want to set it on a desk or at least get it up off the floor a bit so the fans don't clog up with smelly dust;)
     
  7. Spacedust thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Take a look at this photo:

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    These two fans have normal 3-pin connectors.
     
  8. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    what are we supposed to be looking at? Isn't it the dust that makes your fans smelly? How is switching fans going to unstinkify the dust?
     
  9. Spacedust thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Take a look at these hidden wires. There is a black 3-pin connector connected to something else, so any typical 12 mm PC fan should work.

    It's not a dust. It's the material (plastic) they are made of.

    BTW: See what's people doing with them: http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvermeteors/1465560475/
     

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