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Sid_Vicious
10-19-2004, 07:08 AM
I'd like to quiet down a fan on a CPU, is there lubes to use, and not to use for this routine? Hopefully something common too...sid

Ives
10-19-2004, 10:22 AM
Not sure if lubing will help quiet a fan. Unless the fan is really old and worn out, in which case the lube probably won't help. I know there are new fans out that are designed for quiet running, you might want to look into it. Hope this helps.

Rod
10-19-2004, 10:23 AM
Sid,

If the fan bearings are bad you should just replace the fan.
There cheap usually under $10. I had one going bad and used a couple of drops of oil. It worked until I got a new fan in 3 or 4 days.

If the fan it's self is noisy as in fan speed, get a larger fan and heat sink combination. There rated in decibels (db) and air flow. A larger slower turning fan is a lot more quiet. The pc supply houses sell them I bought mine from cool pc (http://www.1coolpc.com/)

Rod

Chopstick
10-19-2004, 12:12 PM
I have never used a lube. I did see somewhere that they were making quiet replacement fans.