Tiny Fan

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  1. Ymilynt

    Ymilynt Glue..Thats where it's at..

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    There is this tiny fan on my motherboard and it is making a really loud buzzing sound and will kinda stall every once and awhile. Is my computer going to blow up :noes:
     
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    probably a chipset fan
    try to clean it up or just replace it
     
  3. Ymilynt

    Ymilynt Glue..Thats where it's at..

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    Awesome thanks.
     
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    noise is just noise
    it'll be fine as long as it's pushing air

    i'd be more worried if it's dead silent and not working
     
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    yea, chipset fan or gpu fan.
     
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    noise is a precursor to failure... fix it now before it gets worse.
     
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    Mine seemed to stop from what i hear i should use wd40 on it this a good idea?
     
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    no. open the case to see if it's just dust that can be cleaned out... otherwise you need to replace it.
     
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    do not use WD40.
    it's more of a cleaner/degreaser than a lubricant.
    use sewing machine oil
     
  10. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Uh, no. Noise is energy, and the energy wasted by making noise isn't getting used to spin the fan at the proper speed, which means airflow is suffering.

    I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that the fan and its heatsink are dusty as fuck too, which further inhibits cooling.

    Take the fan off, dust everything off with a paintbrush, peel the sticker off the bottom of the fan, and put a drop of light oil in there. Spin the fan to get the oil to settle in. Installation is in reverse order of removal.

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    Good call on the WD40, though. It's original purpose was to re-liquify hardened grease on cold mechanisms in space during the Apollo program. It has almost no lubricants of its own.
     
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    I probably just said it wrong.
    that post was addressed to his worry of the pc blowing up.

    what i meant was: "fan is just noisy, your pc won't blow up. i'd be more worried if it's dead silent and not working. just clean or replace the fan."

    my bad
     

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