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Old 02-21-2012, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by CDusr View Post
The issue w/ "thickness" here would be penetration and causing drag. On a tiny fan like this it takes very little to damage it's ability to function w/in specification. You can end up w/ a situation much like adding too much salt to a dish. (kinda hard to take it back out again... LOL)
Yes, of course, too much of anything would be bad. All it needs is a thin film regardless of the type of lubricant, very much like the thermal paste on the CPU.

I put no salt on my food, an average person consumes way too much sodium as it is.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by PullMyFinger View Post
I purchased an HP PC about a year ago. I feel I got a really good deal on it, purchased from Office Max for around $500 (used my previous monitor).

I decided to upgrade the video card so I would have better graphics and an HDMI output ect. Also good for blue ray movies ect.

Only problem is a couple of months ago the fan on it started making noise. I took the side off the case and fired up the computer and isolated the noise to the video card fan.

Is there any kind of a lubricant I can use on the fan shaft or is it just a bad fan and should I just bite the bullet and buy a new card?

I think you should upgrade your fan too. The heat may just be to much for what you have now. Cooler computers always run better and have a longer life span. Check out new egg for a replacement.
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