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Noisy Cpu Fan

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Holl, Nov 29, 2003.

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  1. jakdedert

    jakdedert Guest

    Let it dry and THEN lubricate it with some light oil. I've used lighter
    fluid to liquify the gunk which the original lube turned into, then put in a
    bit of oil. I've also dropped a small gob of grease over the end of the
    shaft before sealing it back up again...the strategy being that if the
    bearing got hot again for lack of oil, the grease would liquify and
    replenish it. I don't know if that's a sound strategy or not, but it's
    worked okay like that for years.

  2. Athlons WILL fail with a standard heat sink and non-working fan.
  3. Sunny

    Sunny Guest

    I have read that AMD processors normally run at appreciably higher
    temperatures than Intel processors, but my experience is limited to
    Intel products. Therefore I should have written "Intel processors rarely
    fail as a result of fan failure". Thanks for pointing that out :)
  4. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Yes one thing that Intel did right was thermal management, an overheating
    Intel CPU will shut down and lock up (older) or slow way down (newer) but an
    AMD CPU will burn up if the fan or heatsink fails. Newer AMD's do at least
    have a temperature warning so the software can warn you it's overheating.
  5. I once tested either a 200 MHz AMD K6 or 350 MHz K6-2, rated for 70C
    max., by running it with the heatsink but with the fan stopped, and in
    about ten minutes the computer locked up and couldn't respond to even
    the reset button. But after cooling the CPU, everything worked fine
    again. I believe that this CPU consumed only 15-20W, or just a
    fraction of what newer CPUs use, so I wouldn't want to run without
    thermal protection, preferably in hardware.
  6. jakdedert

    jakdedert Guest

    Don't try that with an'll be buying a new processor.

  7. WEBPA

    WEBPA Guest

    If possible, peal the tape seal off the center of the fan and apply about 1
    drop of SAE 10 weight lubrication oil.

    DO NO APPLY WD40!!!!
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